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colour wash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colour wash a wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
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Usage

In literature:

The water is all coloured a sombre, greeny blue, and the land is washed in a rich yellow brown.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
He brought his colours and his buckets, and I stood over him as he mixed his washes.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by James McNeill Whistler
The general colour is a greyish-olive, the limbs looking as if washed with a rich golden hue.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Both quality and colour suffer from this admixture, the lace washing badly and wearing worse.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
They were very old, but the colours were still quite bright, they had been washed so carefully.
"Hoodie" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
You will thus have no occasion to wash any of the colours away.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Wash well in distilled water till no more colour is discharged; if necessary, wash carefully with absolute alcohol.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Wash in the background colour to the desired strength, then stipple it to get it smooth.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
But it takes more than the sorrows of youth to wash the colour out of it.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Its great length, breadth and thickness, together with its dark colour, will enable it to hide dirt, and never need washing.
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
Washing the stained surface with nitro-muriate of tin for about a minute changes the colour to orange.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
This coating can be colour-washed or lime-whited in the usual way.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
Then the face is washed over again with the same colour, only a little lighter.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
He next proceeded to draw on a pair of canary-coloured wash-leather gloves.
"Adventures of Bindle" by Herbert George Jenkins
But suddenly the pitcher began to tip and rock slightly, and the water to wash within its coloured walls.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Coloured servants and his Mammy soothed Antony's ills and washed his bruises.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
A portion of it was washed, but did not show the colour of gold.
"The Jenolan Caves" by Samuel Cook
Over the mantel a great crucifix hung on the bare wall, painted, or rather washed with dark red colour.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
The leather is first damped all over and the colour then applied in a succession of even washes.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de Récy
It is effected by applying a faint wash of colour to a fairly large portion of the card.
"Sharps and Flats" by John Nevil Maskelyne
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In poetry:

They dress you these in native guise,
And interweave with loving hand
The freshness of your rain-washed skies,
The colours of your sunlit land.
"Come, Sing Australian songs to me!" by John O Brien

In science:

Figure 3. [Colour online] Torsion pendulum used in the recent E¨ot-Wash WEP test.
Torsion-balance tests of the weak equivalence principle
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