burnt sienna

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burnt sienna a shade of brown with a tinge of red
    • n burnt sienna a reddish-brown pigment produced by roasting sienna
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burnt sienna sienna made of a much redder color by the action of fire.
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Usage

In literature:

The walls are of a reddish hue, burnt by centuries of sun into the colour of raw sienna or of bloodstone.
"Egypt (La Mort De Philae)" by Pierre Loti
The pigments most used for oil stains are: burnt and raw umber, burnt and raw sienna, Vandyke brown, drop black, and medium chrome yellow.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
The short coat and tightly-fitting trousers are made of soft deerskin, tanned to a rich burnt-sienna hue.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
This may be colored with anything desired, like burnt sienna, annatto, or other coloring material.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Other colors are made the same, using for coloring chrome yellow (for light-colored powder), burnt sienna, lampblack, etc.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Raw umber is a good color, or raw umber modified with burnt sienna and black.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
The greens are composed of indigo, gamboge and burnt sienna, with brown pink.
"The Use of a Box of Colours" by Harry Willson
Inks are made of pure black, slightly tempered with bistre or burnt sienna, and the shade can be varied according to taste.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
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In news:

When you open the Westinghouse and seven items fall out mashing your big toes and the nails become a lovely burnt sienna, and you could appear as a guest on History Channel's Rock Stars, it is time to clean the fridge.
But whether their shade is particularly tangerine or more of a bright burnt sienna is a question that can be answered only while drinking in the juicy, complex songs of the Detroit band Tangerine Trousers.
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