• WordNet 3.6
    • adj blae of bluish-black or grey-blue
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blae Blue; blackish-blue; livid; also, bluish-gray; lead-colored: a color-name applied to various shades of blue.
    • blae Livid; pale-blue: applied to a person's complexion, as affected by cold, terror, or contusion.
    • n blae In coal-mining, indurated argillaceous shale or clay, sometimes containing nodules of iron ore. The same term is also applied to beds of hard sandstone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Blae blā blackish or blue in colour: livid: bleak
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. blo, bloo—Scand. blá.


In literature:

His knuckle and collar-bones shone blae through the tight skin.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro

In poetry:

The doctors declar'd it was past their descriving,
The ministers said 'twas a judgment for sin,
But they looket sae blae, and their hearts were sae wae,
I was sure they were deeing for Barrochan Jean.
"Barrochan Jean" by Robert Tannahill
The blae-berry banks now are lonesome and dreary, O,
Muddy are the streams that gush'd down sae clearly, O,
Silent are the rocks that echoed sae gladly, O,
The wild melting strains o' my dear Highland laddie, O.
"The Dear Highland Laddie, O" by Robert Tannahill

In science:

This physical picture was first proposed by Ostriker, Rees, & Silk (1970), and later extended by Treves & Colpi (1991) and Blaes & Madau (1993), for NSs in the Galactic disk, where the NS is assumed to accrete from the interstellar medium or from the gas in a giant molecular cloud.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
Analogous scenarios have been proposed for merging supermassive black holes (Blaes et al. 2002) and stellar-mass compact ob jects (Thompson 2010).
The Eccentric Kozai Mechanism for a Test Particle
Blaes et al. (2002) examine some examples for triples of supermassive black holes.
The Eccentric Kozai Mechanism for a Test Particle
The important specific prediction of the dynamic corona model is that the scattered soft radiation acquires strong polarization parallel to the disk normal (Beloborodov 1998b), in agreement with optical polarimetric observations of Seyferts (Koratkar & Blaes 1999).
Accretion Disk Models of Luminous Black Holes
Considerable theoretical and computational effort is being put into improving our understanding of accretion disks and their winds (Blaes; Proga; Everett), and we look forward to great advances in this area in the coming years.
Conference Summary: AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey