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china blue

or China blue

noun
1.
a bright greenish blue.
Origin of china blue
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Her wide eyes were china blue, her nose piquantly retrouss and she was as vacuously pretty as a wax doll.

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • His eyes were cold and china blue, and his voice was like the neighing of a war-horse.

  • Again Shorty asked a question, and the Texan noted a hopeful look in the china blue eyes: "Be'n married an'—quit?"

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • Not sky blue, or china blue, but a kind of sea blue on a cloudy day.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Her large, china blue eyes were transformed into wells of steely gray and the smiling, baby mouth became two narrow white lips.

    The Motor Maids' School Days Katherine Stokes
  • Mary's china blue eyes, more serious and more astonished than ever, were fixed on Mr. Scogan.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • Jenny turned and looked full into the china blue eyes of her companion.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • A sudden look of fear came into his china blue, clear eyes but he made no move.

    The Real Hard Sell William W Stuart

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