cobalt blue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cobalt blue a shade of blue tinged with green
    • n cobalt blue greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of cobalt oxide and alumina
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cobalt blue a dark blue pigment consisting of some salt of cobalt, as the phosphate, ignited with alumina; -- called also cobalt ultramarine, and Thenard's blue.
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Usage

In literature:

A bag was filled with the crustaceae, whose shells were of a cobalt blue.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
The ordinary blue employed is cobalt, though it is suspected that there was an occasional use of copper.
"History of Phoenicia" by George Rawlinson
The bill is orange yellow, and the feet and legs of a fine cobalt blue.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
The effect was enhanced by the fleecy and sunshiny clouds floating in the cobalt blue above.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
The silicates of the alkalies produce, in a very strong heat, or continued heat, with nitrate of cobalt, a pale blue color.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Cobalt is widely used in the production of blue glasses.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Blanket of deep cobalt blue.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
The visible portions of the closed wing and tail are cobalt-blue.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
A large orange circle surrounds the eye, and within it is a second circle of cobalt-blue.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Scarlet, mauve, mother-of-pearl, the blue Capri, and the blue of cobalt.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
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In news:

Cobalt Blues and Punchy Pinks.
'Go There' Wednesdays: Kelis' Cobalt Blue Liner.
Bright cobalt blue was a runway favorite, and, as seen at Burberry Prorsum and on Kerry Washington, it really pops when paired with basic black.
Cobalt Blue Storms Home to Capture Select Stakes.
Cobalt Blue flies late to take the Select Stakes.
San Felipe Winner Cobalt Blue Returns in Alydar Stakes.
Cobalt Blue, winning the San Felipe, returns to competition in Saturday's Alydar Stakes at Hollywood Park.
Cobalt Blue , winning the San Felipe, returns to competition in Saturday's Alydar Stakes at Hollywood Park.
'Go There' Wednesdays: Kelis ' Cobalt Blue Liner.
Polo Ralph Lauren Candy Lollipop cobalt blue metal.
"You're probably not going to wear that cobalt blue eyeshadow again," Pollock says.
Cobalt Blues and Punchy Pinks.
The sky turned a deep, cobalt blue.
The other night I attended an event, wearing a cobalt blue Moschino dress from Rent the Runway and burgundy heels.
Three hundred one-inch cobalt blue marbles are washing up on shore from Nahant to Nantasket and if you find one, you could win 40,000 points from JetBlue Airways.
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