Paris green

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Paris green a shade of green tinged with yellow
    • n Paris green a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paris green (Chem) a poisonous green powder, consisting of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato bug; -- called also Schweinfurth green imperial green Vienna green emerald qreen, and mitis green.
    • Paris green See under Green n.
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Usage

In literature:

It mentioned the observations which had been made in Paris about a green livery he had lately adopted.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
White-bearded officers with grey-green uniforms were gesticulating to white-bearded civilians outside the Cafe de Paris.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
London-purple or Paris-green were recommended by some.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
Mr. Moore: Paris green is used to a great extent, but many people have a horror of using Paris green.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
When they pick out a place where they think we will graze, they scatter the Paris green on the grass for the cattle to lick up.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Paris green is sometimes added.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
PARIS GREEN is being rapidly displaced by arsenate of lead for several reasons.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Paris green mixed with air-slaked lime will also kill many larvae.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Paris green, which has a complicated formula, is a well-known insecticide.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
In weight and measurement, it differs little from the Green Paris Cos. Extensively cultivated and much esteemed in England.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Dust a little Paris green on the foliage where a worm is eating and see what happens in half an hour.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
Usually known as Paris green.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
They did not know it was Mr. Sniggers putting paris green on the potato plants.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
I have tried molasses and Paris green, but they only increase in numbers.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
I shall be willing, in case I do not find a cash buyer, to exchange the property for almost anything I can eat, except Paris green.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
The Paris green mixture consisted of three-fourths of an ounce of the powder by weight, of a strength to contain 15.4 per cent.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
Paris green kills it in its young stages before it has entered the buds or bolls.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
The brilliance and green avenues of Paris beckoned him; his blood beat pleasurably.
"An Engagement of Convenience" by Louis Zangwill
At Paris the sun was actually shining, and the trees on the boulevards sprouting greenly.
"A New Medley of Memories" by David Hunter-Blair
Some syllogisms are fallacious as a decoy watermelon stuffed with paris green.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
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In news:

Boeing's 747-8 Freighter Makes Green Entrance to Paris.
The Paris-based company's designers shunned the polo's typical boxy fit in favor of a slim, Jil Sander-esque silhouette that's more Arnold-Palmer-on-the-18th-green than frat-boy-at-Foxfields.
Keeping Paris green Local author explores Parisians' long love affair with their parks and gardens.
In a cotton museum, I saw a barrel labeled Paris green , sold to kill boll weevils.
Paris green was a highly toxic early insecticide and fungicide, an emerald-green powder compound of copper, arsenic and oxygen.
PARIS (AP) — He fires up the succulent pork over gnarled, carbonated pig bones, grows sweet greens in a soil mixed with pumice left over by the hazelnut oil industry and he's creating a new kind of wheat, named after himself — Barber.
The eccentric actor was held for questioning by cops on Thursday afternoon after a minor accident in Paris, which saw the burly Green Card star fall off his scooter and scrape his elbow.
Four legendary artists — Steve Green, Twila Paris, Wayne Watson and Michael Card — will unite together for their Christian Classic Tour at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 pm on March 30.
Paris Green, a store in Ashland, saw a steady stream of customers come in on Friday.
Paris Hilton, the ubiquitous hotel heiress, just completed a stint amid the hay bales for "The Simple Life," a reality-show update of "Green Acres".
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