Lawrence Osborne on the tragedy and surreal beauty of the political battle between the opposing yellows and Reds.
There were bright greens, yellows, oranges, and reds -- all marching down the runway.
When you paint on steel and iron your colours don't dry out true; all the yellows turn green.
Capitola beat up the yellows, gradually mixing the sugar with it.
The maple-tree in autumn looks like a great bouquet of reds and yellows in a dark vase.
Warm greens contrast with crimson and harmonize with yellows.
The only fugitive dyes of the class now under consideration are some of the yellows, gallamin blue and gallocyanin.
Their colors are the grays and yellows of the new vegetation.
Streams of glowing reds and yellows burned at their bases like huge fairy fires.
They have long bills and mixed sort of plumage, of browns and yellows.
Old English geolu, geolwe, from Proto-Germanic *gelwaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German gelo, Middle Dutch ghele, Dutch geel, Middle High German gel, German gelb, Old Norse gulr, Swedish gul "yellow"), from PIE *ghel- "yellow, green" (see Chloe).
Meaning "light-skinned" (of blacks) first recorded 1808. Applied to Asiatics since 1787, though the first recorded reference is to Turkish words for inhabitants of India. Yellow peril translates German die gelbe gefahr. Sense of "cowardly" is 1856, of unknown origin; the color was traditionally associated rather with treachery. Yellow-bellied "cowardly" is from 1924, probably a rhyming reduplication of yellow; earlier yellow-belly was a sailor's name for a half-caste (1867) and a Texas term for Mexican soldiers (1842, based on the color of their uniforms). Yellow dog "mongrel" is attested from c.1770; slang sense of "contemptible person" first recorded 1881. Yellow fever attested from 1748, American English (jaundice is a symptom).
"to become yellow," Old English geoluwian, from the source of yellow (adj.). Related: Yellowed; yellowing.
To escape; become a refugee or emigrant: Nearly three million people voted with their feet (1965+)