olive-green

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n olive-green a color that is lighter and greener than olive
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n olive-green See green.
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Usage

In literature:

After a while, an olive-green limousine piloted by a policeman in uniform and helmet floated in and grounded.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The color should be a light olive green.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
It is a safe plan to use true colours, real blue, red or green, not slate, terra cotta, and olive.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
Rhubarb-green and gilt paper, with dark olive dado: curtains of a nondescript brown.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 21, 1893" by Various
How do ripe olives differ in composition from green olives?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
The ebbed waters lay beyond, very far away, across this plain of slimy weed, of a black and shining olive-green.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Slowly Olive wound up the hill, and through a green lane that led to the churchyard.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
God's saints are like a green olive-tree, in the house of God, because they trust in His manifold mercy.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Merrihew's hand ached to hold a rod and whip the green pools where the fallen olive leaves floated and swam like silver minnows.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
This value was issued in the olive-green shade adopted for its predecessor.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
Sometimes they leapt clear of it, exposing their silver bellies, pink-spotted sides, and the olive-green of their backs.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The bill is of a dark olive-green, with a pale yellow base, bounded by a thick bar.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Green Olive: A Drama in Six Acts and any Number of Scenes.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
Lay anchovies over the top, and a green olive cut in strips, in the middle.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
Mulgar's white jacket also showed prominently, and after a gap came Pinkerton, and the olive green on the Saint.
"The Runaways" by Nat Gould
The upper parts then are yellowish olive-green, sometimes with faint streaks on the back.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
The outlines are white, and the ground a pale blue and olive green.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
In others it is olive-green or bluish green, darker above, with the breast and belly coppery red.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
They are olive-green above and bluey-green underneath.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
The glass is olive green.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
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In poetry:

The olives are as green in grove
As in the days the poets bless,
When Pallas with Poseidon strove
To be the City's Patroness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Now the dark hollow seek,
And hide the finished wreath in green recess,
And droop not, olive leaves,
Nor lose your comeliness.
"The Coronal" by Annie Adams Fields
`The smiling slopes with olive groves bedecked,
Now darkly green, now, as the breeze did stir,
Spectral and white, as though the air were flecked
With elfin branches laced with gossamer;
""`The smiling slopes with olive groves bedecked"" by Alfred Austin
I stretch'd him by the olive tree,
Where his death, there his grave should be;
The place was a thrice hallowed spot,
There had he drawn his golden lot
Of immortality; 'twas blest,
A green and holy place of rest.
"The Troubadour. Canto 3" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Divinest of Olives, O, never was seen
A bloom so enchanting, a verdure so green!
Sweet, sweet do thy Beauties entwiningly smile
In the Vine-tree of France and the Oak of our Isle!
Beam on the day,
Thou Olive gay, &c.
"The Olive Of Peace" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Within Lorenzo's garden green,
Where olives hide their boughs between,
The lovers, as they read betimes
Their love within Petrarca's lines,
Stand near the marbles found at Rome,
Lost shades that search in vain for home.
"After Reading Trollope's History Of Florence" by Eugene Field

In news:

6-8 large ripe tomatoes 2 cup cooked black bean s 1 bunch green onion chopped 1 cup grated cheese 1 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp sugar 2 tsp dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste.
Looking like a Frankenstein experiment between a '67-'72 Suburban and a second-gen S-10 Blazer , this truck features an olive green paint scheme and almost full-length moonroof.
2 large baking potatoes2 TBL olive oil1TBL kosher salt4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled.2 cups shredded cheddar cheese1 cup sour cream¼ cup chopped green onions.
Olive oil Green Cauliflower .
I buy big, meaty green olives from my favorite Middle Eastern market for this salad.
A year and a half ago, Chanel introduced a trio of khaki and beige nail polishes that made us so obsessed, we did an olive green manicure roundup.
1 cup pitted green and black olives, chopped .
Round out the plate with some green vegetables, such as asparagus in olive oil either grilled or sautéed over high heat.
Margot Harris for the Jersey Journal Olives, green onions and tomatoes dress a lightly grilled halibut fillet for a light and healthy summer meal.
What do you get when you mix lemon jello, evaporated milk, lemon juice, green onions, green olives, pimiento, celery, steak sauce, and Spam.
When we took delivery of our little green olive a year ago, there were more than a few Fix It Again, Tony jokes flying around the office.
Middle Eastern tabouli salad is filled with bulgur, parsley, mint, tomato, green onions, lemon juice and a drizzling of olive oil.
8 large green olives stuffed with pimento, sliced into 1/4-inch discs16 bocconcini cheese balls.
1 (5 ounce) jar green olives , drained and chopped.
The plump green olives rain down on the ground, where they're collected in plastic sheets and buckets.
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