• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Spirit-blue an aniline blue obtained from coal-tar
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spiritus, a breath—spirāre, to breathe.


In literature:

I shall not notice their reported belief, which places the Good Spirit "above the blue sky," and gives the Evil Spirit the Antipodes.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
True Blue was one of the first, helping up Sir Henry, whose strength was often not equal to his spirit.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
Bramble had recovered his spirits, and Paul and Stephen looked a little blue as they saw the total signalled.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
I'll break thy spirit yet, and see fear in thy blue eyes instead of scorn.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
The big unpainted room where a bar had once been was blue with cheap cigar smoke; the air reeked with the stench of beer and spirits.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
The spirits of the Brothers Dobbs, when they found themselves at last in the blue water, rose amazingly.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
He may choose to live in the slums whilst his spirit clamours for a hermitage amongst the blue hills.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
There might be anything here, in this blue light, brigands or wandering spirits, or the old gods of the island.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
With spirit power I ranged the world of thought To twine thee with the blue 'Forget me not!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
His colour came, his bright blue eyes grew brighter, he glowed in body and in spirit.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton

In poetry:

The blue sky burned, with summer fired;
For parching fields, for pining flowers,
The spirits of the air desired
The brook's bright life to shed in showers.
"Compensation" by Helen Gray Cone
She knows the Wheel-Song of the Stars that run
Their glittering courses through the blue abyss.
Ere the round earth fell flaming from the sun
Her spirit was, and is.
"The Spirit Of Poetry" by George Essex Evans
They bade her sing of her distant land–
She held its lyre with a trembling hand,
Till the spirit its blue skies had given her, woke,
And the stream of her voice into music broke.
"The Sicilian Captive" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
With thy sea-wide sway
Thou hast might for aye,
Fjords of blue convey thy life-blood through our country.
Norway's spirit thou
Dost with joy endow,—
Great thy past, no less thy future great.
"Bergen" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
"And when, long wandering from his blissful height,
One like to thee some quick-eyed spirit views,
He springs to heaven, more radiant from delight,
And heaven's blue domes ring loud with rapture at the news.
"Zophiel’s Lament Over Altheetor" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Yet in our veins the blood ran warm and red,
For us the fields were green, the skies were blue,
Though from our dust the spirit long has fled,
We lived, we loved, we toiled, we dreamed like you,
Smiled at our sires and thought how much we knew.
"American Academy Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Pale blue walls soothe the spirit, and morning sunlight falls through the storefront windows.
Roots Spirits exemplify the blues in all of us.
Heavy Hand , Sunken Spirit at Blue Sky.
Delta Spirit will be performing at the House of Blues Boston on November 28.
Fran McKendree, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and well-known Christian music leader, will headline an intergenerational concert featuring the Church of the Holy Spirit Blues Band.
Photograph by Darryl Ferruci The Hang of It: Jenna Blue (top) and Rene Souliere Smith are spirits of the desert in 'Hands Left Behind,' this weekend and next at the 418 Project.
Blue Nectar Spirits Company announced its Blue Nectar Tequila (Blue Nectar ) is now available in the Lone Star State.
Anchorage residents decked out in red, white and blue had a hard time recalling lines from the Declaration of Independence, but it seems the spirit of the document is clear.
There's a lot of shag spirit in Florida-based guitarist Sarasota Slim's blues.
The Lopez Lobos lost their captain to yellow cards for the state semifinal against Klein Oak, but spirits are high, as evidenced by the newly-dyed blue hair the Lobos are sporting.
The Cardinals are honoring veterans today, and the team's cheerleaders are in the spirit, sporting red, white and blue outfits.
Show your true colors with a spirited red-white-and-blue drink that's fun to slurp on a hot day.
Teams will be divided into different divisions, including a. Labatt Blue spirit trophy.
When listening to saxophonist Ravi Coltrane's new CD, "Spirit Fiction," (Blue Note) you can't help but hear echoes of his long-departed genius father, John, who died in 1967 when Ravi was 2.
Black Rock Spirits launched Sparkle Donkey Silver and Reposado 100 percent blue agave tequilas .

In science:

We call it the subdominant M -ultrametric of ω , and denote it ωM . A simple translation of it is a closest M -ultrametric to ω . A procedure for computing subdominant M -ultrametrics is given, similar in spirit to Tarjan and Kozen’s blue and red rules [9, 14] for computing the bases of minimum weight of a matroid.
Subdominant matroid ultrametrics