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china blue

or China blue

a bright greenish blue.
Origin of china blue
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mrs. Errington bestowed a stolid, china-blue stare on him before replying, "I daresay not, sir."

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • She also is about sixteen, with fair hair and china-blue eyes.

  • Then, raising her innocent china-blue eyes to his she murmured, "And I so need kindness!"

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • He admired her china-blue eyes too, and her amiable, friendly expression.

    New Chronicles of Rebecca Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The china-blue eyes turned to the open door and to the gaitered rotundity approaching—Sir William coming up from the stable.

    The Messenger Elizabeth Robins
  • The proprietor was a short man with china-blue eyes and a salesman's ready smile.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • Her china-blue eyes had not yet resumed their normal size or contour, and the assertion was easily believed.

    Judith of the Cumberlands Alice MacGowan
  • She was really quite lovely with that mass of yellow-golden hair, that startlingly white skin, and those misty china-blue eyes.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • Lucy found her aunt in a little room of china-blue and canary-yellow which looked out over the Park.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Pink cheeks; china-blue eyes; and hair the colour of old Madame Hempenfeld's—not her last hair—her last but one.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray

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