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yellow sunshine

Slang definitions & phrases for yellow sunshine

yellow dog

noun phrase

  1. A contemptible person; scoundrel; cur; bastard (1881+)
  2. An informer; rat (1980s+ Underworld)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • They woke next morning to a summer atmosphere full of yellow sunshine and true July warmth.

    What Katy Did Next Susan Coolidge
  • The calm, still, yellow sunshine day by day suffused the land like the benignities of a dream—almost too good to be true.

    The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • The yellow sunshine warmed the brown surface of the city-wall, and lighted the hollows of the Etruscan hills.

    Confidence Henry James
  • The yellow sunshine was like a genial enthusiasm, quickening the pulses and firing the blood.

  • She thought the sky was very clear above it, and the yellow sunshine lay softly on the hills and fields around it.

  • And then a beautiful thing happened; for Prisca appeared dressed in a robe of yellow sunshine.

  • The gray clouds broke and let through a slant mist of yellow sunshine as the sun departed, and the storm was over.

    Culm Rock Glance Gaylord
  • Day came with a world-wide flare of yellow sunshine; her dress a tempered breeze.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • Through the shutter's chink the yellow sunshine comes squirting into the room—such amazing sunshine, just as it is on circus day!

    A Melody in Silver Keene Abbott
  • The yellow sunshine sifted aslant through the giant trees, birds sang, and chipmunks chattered.

    Unexplored! Allen Chaffee

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