• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bice (Paint) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bice A name given to two colors used in painting, one blue, the other green, both native carbonates of copper. Inferior kinds of them are also prepared artificially. The former is often called mountain-blue, the latter mountain-green, malachite-green, etc. Also called biadetto.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bice bīs a pale blue or green paint.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bis, akin to It. bigio, light gray, tawny
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bis.


In literature:

She was trying to paint a fairy queen's frock with green bice, and it wouldn't rub.
"The Story of the Treasure Seekers" by E. Nesbit
Claude, always sarcastic, declares that you will play Bice and that she will be Dante.
"Beatrix" by Honore de Balzac
Where shall we study, Bice?
"The Lamp and the Bell" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Genevieve while I write, and has our darling Bice on his knees.
"The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete" by William Dean Howells
I suppose, if she was Italian, she was Bice too; but I'm sure her friends never made her rhyme with mice.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Bice laughs, when no man speaks; and doth protest, 399.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Lolo began to hammer with his crutch at the door thus closed on him; but Bice coaxed and entreated him.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
And Bice would be saved from all stigma; if only it was Bice!
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
With spells as gossamer as those of the Monna Bice, at once she imparadised his heart.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
I have promised to wait in for Molly Wolkonsky and Bice Forteguerra.
"Vanitas" by Vernon Lee

In poetry:

Dream-emptied by some shifting
Monna Bice, you I resume:
Continually suffer the habitual
Cobra of my slightest gloom!
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
You and I will never see that picture.
While he mused on love and Beatrice,
While he softened o'er his outlined angel,
In they broke, those "people of importance":
We and Bice bear the loss forever.
"One Word More" by Robert Browning

In news:

Bice's Florist has been selling bouquets and boutonnieres to Cowtown-area customers for the past 34 years.
View full size AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer Baycrest Liquor owner Sylvia Bice has her hands tied as she sells lottery tickets at her Costa Mesa, Calif, store Thursday, March 29, 2012.
A customer of Bicing, Barcelona's bicycle-sharing program.
Bo Bice's ' See the Light ' set for release October 23.
Bo Bice's upcoming album, set for release October 23, will be called See the Light .
Alabama School Superintendent Tommy Bice.
Barbara Ellen Bice "Bobbi" Miller, 70, a resident of Jimtown, departed this earth Wednesday evening, Dec 5, 2012, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, on angel's wings to be with our Savior.
The 5th Avenue South Business Improvement Districted on at brand new program at in front of Bice Ristorante on Thursday afternoon.
Paul Iverson/Special to the Caller-Times Melody Bice (seated), Curtis and Arlean Williams, (standing) Jennifer Pearce-Morris and Eric Swartz.
This Nov 10, 2010 file photo shows former "American Idol" contestant Bo Bice at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
State Superintendent of Education Dr Tommy Bice recently sent local superintendents the forms for new and current school boards to sign affirming that they understand the principles of educational governance.
Special Tommy Bice, Alabama's superintendent of education, effectively took control of the Birmingham public school board Thursday.
State Superintendent of Education Dr Tommy Bice recently sent local superintendents the forms for new and current school boards to sign affirming that they understand the principles of educational governance .
Bo Bice's career sounds more and more like it's 'going country'.
Bo Bice is performing Saturday night at Crossroads in Huntsville.