Big Blue

Definitions

  • Other Blue Children opened great big books
    Other Blue Children opened great big books
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Big Blue a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montgomery is the birthplace of music great Nat King Cole, pop singers Clarence Carter and Toni Tenille, Metropolitan Opera singer Nell Rankin, and blues legend Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton.
    • Big Blue the International Business Machines corporation.
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Usage

In literature:

It was a big enclosed car, painted dark blue.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
A few years after this little adventure, the girl received a letter in a big blue envelope.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Mr. Brown was in the boat business, and he had a big boy, Bunker Blue, as well as other men and boys, to help him.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Men and boys worked for him, and one big boy, Bunker Blue, was a great friend of Bunny and his sister.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
Then skirting a big beadle in blue, policemen, and loungers, I reached the box-office.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
The fire was made big and a great line of blue smoke whirled down the aerodrome to give the direction of the wind.
"An Onlooker in France 1917-1919" by William Orpen
His big blue eyes fixed themselves on the lovely woman and he wore a look of childish wonder.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
Her eyes were distinctly blue and big with fright.
"Ten American Girls From History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Two big tears seemed starting from the blue depths of those shining eyes.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
Helping Mr. Brown at the dock was Bunker Blue, a big, strong boy, very fond of Bunny and Sue.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
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In poetry:

An orchard, that the pippins strew,
From whose bruised gold the juices spring;
A vineyard, where the grapes hang blue,
Wine-big and ripe for vintaging,
Is all I ask for me and you.
"Content" by Madison Julius Cawein
A Snider squibbed in the jungle,
Somebody laughed and fled,
And the men of the First Shikaris
Picked up their Subaltern dead,
With a big blue mark in his forehead
And the back blown out of his head.
"The Grave of the Hundred Heads" by Rudyard Kipling
There's a big China liner gleaming like a gull,
And her lit ports flashing; there's the long gaunt hull
Of a Blue-Funnel freighter with her derricks dark and still;
And a tall barque loading at the lumber mill.
"Sailor Town" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sometimes my eye is caught like a big dumb fly
by the masterly spider webs in the corners of my room.
But I really look up
to the seventy-seven-story, reinforced-concrete mountains
my blue-shirted builders create!
"Regarding Art" by Nazim Hikmet
They wrought most manfully and behaved very well,
But a big wave smashed a smell boat before they left the vessel;
Still the Captain, Mr Jaques, and five of the crew
Clung to the "Storm Queen" until she sank beneath the waters blue.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Storm Queen'" by William Topaz McGonagall
"I talks about the wondrous Boshter Bird
That builds 'er nest up in the Cobber Tree,
An' 'atches out 'er young on May the third,
Stric' to the minute, jist at 'arf past three.
'Er eyes get big. She sez, 'Can it be true?' 'Er eyes was blue.
"A Digger's Tale" by C J Dennis

In news:

Blue Jays reportedly land some big fish .
Big Blue returning to the big game , will face New England in Super Bowl.
Blue Jays' Omar Vizquel retires after 24 big league seasons.
After a tough Sunday, big blues were back in offshore chum lines again today.
The annual Big Blue Crush blood drive kicked off Monday, and continues through Friday.
Big Blue 's Super Bowl win surely helped, too.
Posts Tagged 'big rock blue marlin.
Starting next year, Big Blue 's match will be contributed as a lump sum on Dec 31.
Pages 5, 8 and 9 in this week's issue of Oxford Town (No 985) gives you a complete heads-up about what to expect this weekend in Marshall County as the blues and temperatures in North Mississippi rise in a big way.
Wisconsin is among five Big Ten Conference basketball teams to be ranked in the pre-season top 25 by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.
The Wright County Area Blue Star Mothers Chapter 13 would like to send out a great big "Thank You" to all in the community that helped us support the troops with our annual holiday project.
Sean Campbell of Lansdale led early and late to record the big victory in Port Royal Speedway's Blue Collar Classic Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 sprint cars on Saturday night.
Clinton, the Democrat who restored Democrats' standing with blue-collar voters after decades of decline, has been tapped by the Obama campaign for the big speech of the party's convention in Charlotte.
Big Daddy's Rock n' Blues / The Frog Princess Show.
Mix it up the sound on your Wednesday afternoons by having Big Daddy playing Rocking Blues 2 times a month and Susie Darrow playing folk Rock and blues the other 2 Wednesday afternoons.
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In science:

One might broadly rank galaxies from big, red, passive and elliptical to small, blue, star-forming and spiral or irregular.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae
Circular apertures (in the fibre spectrographs and the MMT Big Blue spectrograph) were between 1.9 and 2.6 arcsec in diameter.
The peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in two distant regions - II. The spectroscopic data
MMT Blue: The ‘Big Blue’ spectrograph was employed with a 300 lines/mm grating (blazed at 4800˚Ain first order) and the Reticon detector.
The peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in two distant regions - II. The spectroscopic data
This Big Blue Bump is required by accretion disk models (Laor, 1990), and can be considered the signature of a black hole.
A Mid-Infrared and Far-Infrared View of Galaxies
In Figure 2b it is shown that no systematic trend is present neither with respect to period nor with respect to blue amplitude (big filled circles correspond to the two highly evolved stars DX Del and SS Leo ).
RR Lyrae pulsational temperature scales: On the consistency between different empirical relations
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