bluing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bluing a process that makes something blue (or bluish)
    • n bluing used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bluing Something, as indigo or other preparations, used to give a bluish tint, especially to white clothing when being washed.
    • Bluing The act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bluing The act of making blue; specifically, the process of giving a blue color to iron and other metals by heating.
    • n bluing A blue tint given to iron by boiling in a bath of hyposulphite of soda and acetate of lead.
    • n bluing The indigo, soluble Prussian blue, or other material, used in the laundry to give a bluish tint to linen. Also spelled blueing.
    • n bluing A disease of pine timber which causes it to assume a blue color. It is due to the pyrenomycetous fungus, Ceratostomella pilifera.
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Usage

In literature:

Round-head blued screws may be placed at regular intervals through the sides.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
By now, the boys were practically standing toe to toe, ripping air-bluing epithets out at each other.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The dress was jest short enuf to show my blu striped silk stockins, and bout two inshes of mbroidery.
"The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885" by Walter T. Gray
Emery paper or a burnisher must never be used in removing rust, for it also removes the bluing.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The bluing began to run.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Quite as intuitively he slipped his hand under the pillow and encountered the reassuring chill of the blued steel.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
A grim, blued-steel thing came out of much padding.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Aniline blue paper may also be employed conveniently for bluing in washing.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Speak of the economy of buying soap, starch, and bluing at wholesale.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Ultimately the goods are mill-washed, blued with smalt and dried.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

It's too late now to still my bother;
what a giant was my mother--
over the sky her grey hair flutters,
her bluing tints the heaven's waters.
"Mama" by Attila Jozsef
Flintlike, her feet struck
Such a racket of echoes from the steely street,
Tacking in moon-blued crooks from the black
Stone-built town, that she heard the quick air ignite
Its tinder and shake
"Hardcastle Crags" by Sylvia Plath
The birch has yellowed since I saw you last,
The Fall haze blued as the creeks,
The big pine bellowed as the snow swished past,
But still, above the peaks,
The same stars twinkle that we used to know.
The wind is blowin' and I want you so.
"The Wind Is Blowin'" by Badger Clark Jr

In news:

John Adams ' Blu-ray Set - $24.99.
"Sucker Punch" Getting 18 More Minutes, R Rating for Blu-ray Release.
What's new & noteworthy on DVD/Blu-ray – December 11, 2012.
As a new film about the making of "Psycho" arrives in cinemas and a stunning collection of the director's masterworks hit Blu-Ray, Hitchcock's actors recall the man himself.
The Dark Knight Rises' hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 4th (just in time for the holidays.
Here's the bad news: Amazon 's streaming service is not going to be a download option for any 2011 TVs or for any of Samsung's internet-enabled Blu-ray players.
Top 10 Blu-ray Releases for April 20.
Jeff Bridges' Oscar-winning performance in Crazy Heart, Cruise in Minority Report, highlight this week's new releases on Blu-ray.
Lawrence Of Arabia ' On Blu-Ray.
'Lawrence Of Arabia ' On Blu-Ray.
'Lawrence of Arabia ' was digitally restored for its 50th-anniversary release on Blu-ray.
"Lawrence of Arabia " is one movie that definitely benefits from the Blu-ray upgrade that went into stores this week.
Restored "Lawrence of Arabia " Makes an Epic Debut on Blu-Ray.
Rolling Stones' Crossfire Hurricane Doc Coming To DVD/Blu-Ray.
The new Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, is set for DVD/Blu-Ray release in the US in early January 2013.
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In science:

If u 6∈ U , then write P BLu (µ) = ∞; in particular, if S (µ) 6∈ U , then P BL(µ) = ∞.
Random Surfaces
Then, the reverse inequalities will follow from |φ(x)| ≤ sup nkαxβkLs (M) (cid:12)(cid:12) α ∈ BLu (N ) , β ∈ BLv (N )o.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
Applying the standard Grothendieck-Pietsch separation argument, we may find positive elements α ∈ BLu (N ) and β ∈ BLv (N ) satisfying |φ(ab)| ≤ kαakLs1 (M)kbβkLs2 (M) .
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
In particular, the last player to act can exploit the informational advantage of acting last by bluffing at the appropriate frequency.
Quantized Poker
The Nash-Shapley model also has the interesting feature in its optimal bluffing and slow-playing frequencies are irrational, and hence can only be approximated and never actually realized in real life play.
Quantized Poker
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