Mountain blue


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mountain blue (Min) blue carbonate of copper; azurite.
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In literature:

The lines of the mountains were sharply defined against the profound blue.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
To the north, the mountains of Maine showed blue on the horizon.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
The 'Blue Alsatian Mountains' and the 'Stephanie Gavotte'?
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
The earth lay like one great emerald, ringed and roofed with sapphire: blue sea, blue mountain, blue sky overhead.
"Daily Thoughts selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife" by Charles Kingsley
The fresh green mountain-side was bathed in brilliant sunlight, and many blue and yellow flowers had opened.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
He lived a mile and a half from our house on the south side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it sho' is a rocky country.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Beyond the mountains the sky rises blue, high up into the infinite Unknown.
"The Singing Mouse Stories" by Emerson Hough
It was Blue Mountain.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The morning soon after broke, and they beheld boldly outlined against the fast-clearing sky the blue mountains of Borneo.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
There was thenceforward no goal for my wanderings but the Blue Mountain.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various

In poetry:

We saw the August sun descend,
Day after day, with blood-red stain,
And the blue mountains dimly blend
With smoke-wreaths from the burning plain;
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thou treasure of these burning eyes,
Where wave thy groves, dear native isle?
Methinks where yon blue mountains rise,
'Tis there thy precious valleys smile!
"The Lucayan's Song" by Amelia Opie
Blue are the skies that kiss the green tops
Of sentinel mountains grand,
Pure are the waters descending in drops,
Or rushing in torrents from mountain to strand.
"Lake George, N. Y." by Jared Barhite
How still the hour!
The day-moon seems to float
Above the mountains. Hath a ghostly flow'
Of Heaven released a petal-flake to drift
Hither, thro' some blue rift?
"At Noon" by George Sterling
"Oh, till to-morrow! The mountains to see
And ocean its blue displaying,
Only once, and then let it be!"
Thus he bent the knee,
While his friends for mercy were praying.
"Magnus The Blind" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Bright and clear he added then the heavens,
And the blue-tinged mountains far and farther,
So that I, as though newborn, enraptured
Gazed on, now the painter, now the picture.
"Love As A Landscape Painter" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

(AP) — Jerry Lee "Duff" Dorrough, front man for the rhythm and blues group The Tangents and the Thacker Mountain Radio house band The Yalobushwhackers, has died.
The bear was shot and killed in August by management of an upscale housing development in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Will the damaged historic tollgate along the "old road" up Mill Mountain be repaired in time for the Blue Ridge Marathon.
So good are its recent Dario Argento reissues in high-definition that I'd been waiting patiently for Blue Underground's Blu-ray release of " Torso ," a 1973 giallo from director Sergio Martino ("The Mountain of the Cannibal God").
OAKLAND — The Enterprise Outlaws lost a chance to have three Blue Mountain Conference teams in the second round of the 2A football playoffs Saturday, losing on the road to Oakland by a 65-12 margin.
With four medals in the first three events, the surprising American ski team was atop the mountain as morning broke clear and pale blue over this resort town on the day of the men's downhill.
Blue Mountain Consumer Discount Co.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. High School basketball makes no sense this year in the Mountains.
A memorial service will be 11 am on Nov 12 at St Mary's Presentation Catholic Church, E602 Sixth St, Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Donald L Boucher , 69, who passed away on Sept 5,while he was camping in the Blue Mountains.
A graveside service will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, College Place, WA.
It's more of a reference for Hunt than a how-to, but he uses blue and red lines to indicate "mountain" and "valley" folds , respectively.
Jerry Lee "Duff" Dorrough, front man for the rhythm and blues group The Tangents and the Thacker Mountain Radio house band The Yalobushwhackers, has died.
Students build a tower in Sara Hinklin's Pre-K class at Blue Mountain Elementary, in Longmont, Colorado Thursday, November 29, 2012.
The incident occurred just before 1 pm in the 300 block of Blue Mountain Drive.
This week I was in Utah chasing blue and ruffed grouse across mountain tops.

In science:

Otherwise, the execution of the simple fold corresponds to continuously rotating the blue portion of paper by 180◦ around the crease point, either clockwise or counterclockwise according to whether the fold is valley or mountain.
When Can You Fold a Map?
From a distance the world looks blue and green, and the snow-capped mountains white.
Recovering randomness from an asymptotic Hamming distance