peacock blue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peacock blue a shade of blue tinged with green
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Usage

In literature:

But this is only getting over the difficulty of describing peacock green by calling it blue.
"What's Wrong With The World" by G.K. Chesterton
It was not so with George; his soul was fastened on that little daub of peacock blue.
"The Country House" by John Galsworthy
Curtains she saw of peacock-blue; and in a tall, narrow recess, dominating the room, squatted a great golden Buddha.
"Tales of Chinatown" by Sax Rohmer
She was at the opera last night in peacock blue when every other woman was wearing that dead, lustreless white.
"The Wheel of Life" by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
She chose a very beautiful one, trimmed with pink roses and the blue breasts of peacocks.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
The lower floor had been "done" in peacock blue and gold when Miss Enid made her debut twenty years before, and it had never been undone.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Very pretty the little girl looked in her peacock blue dress, her snowy frills, her black-silk stockings, and Oxford shoes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 28, 1893" by Various
The wall-paper, which he had designed himself, was ivory-white with veinings of peacock-blue.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
It was soon of a colour resembling peacock-blue.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
Veins of metal showed the rich blues and greens of peacock coloring.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
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In poetry:

White doves, like the thoughts of a lady,
Haunted it all about;
With a train of green and blue comets
The peacock went marching stout.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
The daisied grass is glad, and gay
With crystal butterflies the hedge.
Where globes of fruit shine blue; here stray
Peacocks beside the box-trees' edge:
A shining lion bars the way.
"The Gardens" by Emile Verhaeren
The summer-smiling bay
Has doff'd its vernal gray;
A peacock breast of emerald shot with blue:
Is it peace or war that lands
On these pale quiet sands,
As round the pier the boats run-in their silent crew?
"The Ballad Of King Monmouth" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Ah! there's the lily, marble pale,
The bonny broom, the cistus frail;
The rich sweet pea, the iris blue,
The larkspur with its peacock hue;
All these are fair, yet hold I will
That the Rose of May is fairer still.
"The Rose Of May" by Mary Botham Howitt
a sea the purple of the peacock's neck is
paled to greenish azure as Dürer changed
the pine green of the Tyrol to peacock blue and guinea
gray. You can see a twenty-five-
pound lobster; and fish nets arranged
to dry. The
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore
You'll take the old Aurelian Road through shore-descending pines
Where, blue as any peacock's neck, the Tyrrhene Ocean shines.
You'll go where laurel crowns are won, but—will you e'er forget
The scent of hawthorn in the sun, or bracken in the wet?
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Katy Perry showed off her plumage in a blue Matthew Williamson for H&M peacock inspired, feather print dress.
Nicky Hilton stepped out in Vegas Saturday night, wearing the same blue Matthew Williamson for H&M peacock inspired print dress that Katy Perry fowled up at Paper Magazine's Beautiful People Party last week.
An unfinished Skaneateles Lake mansion with a peacock-blue roof , gorgeous lake views and a sordid past.
Whatever you call this shade—blue-green or green-blue, peacock, teal, or deep turquoise —it's showing up everywhere.
Peacock Blue This deep, green-blue shade is an elegant, versatile choice for your wedding color palette—and your bridesmaids will appreciate it, too, since it's a flattering hue for all skin tones.
Latest 'Blunderbuss' blues squall gets Peacocks backing.
8 pm Monday, October 15, at House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room), 1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837 or www.houseofblues.com.
Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails.
(white, blue glitter) SEI Rubber stamps: ( peacock from Love Etc set, sentiment from Bitty Christmas Tags set) Unity Stamp Co. (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Color media: (green, soft gray, pale blue, yellow markers) Copic.
The naturally regal peacock is associated with the color blue.
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