blue vs blew

blue blew

Definitions

  • 1) The Union Army.
  • 2) Any of various small blue butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
  • 3) The sky.
  • 4) The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between green and indigo, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 420 to 490 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation, whose hue is that of a clear daytime sky; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
  • 5) An object having this hue.
  • 6) A dress blue uniform, especially that of the US Army.
  • 7) Dress or clothing of this hue.
  • 8) A person who wears a blue uniform.
  • 9) The sea.
  • 10) Bluing.
  • 11) A pigment or dye imparting this hue.
  • 12) A member of the Union Army in the Civil War.
  • 13) A bluefish.
  • 14) A name sometimes given to water-soluble induline.
  • 15) Same as bleu-de-roi (which see).
  • 16) An arrow which hits this circle; a hit in the blue. By the present method of scoring, such a hit counts 5.
  • 17) A mixture of methylene-blue and methyl-violet.
  • 18) In archery: The third circle of the target, which is now usually colored blue. See target.
  • 19) Aristocratic; patrician.
  • 20) Having a gray or purplish color, as from cold or contusion.
  • 21) Indecent; risqué.
  • 22) Puritanical; strict.
  • 23) Wearing blue.
  • 24) Relating to or being a blue state.
  • 25) Dismal; dreary.
  • 26) Bluish or having parts that are blue or bluish, as the blue spruce and the blue whale.
  • 27) Of the color blue.
  • 28) Gloomy; depressed. synonym: depressed.
  • 29) Being a trail, as for skiing, marked with a sign having a blue square, indicating an intermediate level of difficulty.
  • 30) Gloomy; depressed. synonym: depressed.
  • 31) To make blue; dye a blue color; color with bluing; make blue by heating, as metals, etc.
  • 32) Toblush.
  • 33) In Australia, the volcanic (basaltic) material in places overlying the Tertiary auriferous gravels.
  • 34) Dismal; unpromising: applied to things: as, a blue lookout.
  • 35) [With ref. to blue-stocking, q. v.] Learned; pedantic: applied to women.
  • 36) Of the color of the clear sky; of the color of the spectrum between wave-lengths .505 and .415 micron, and more especially .487 to .460, or of such light mixed with white; azure; cerulean.
  • 37) Inflexible; rigid; strict in morals or religion; puritanic: as, a blue Presbyterian: often in the form true blue (which see, below).
  • 38) Livid; lead-colored: said of the skin or complexion as affected by cold, contusion, or fear (see blae): hence the phrase black and blue. See black.
  • 39) Indecent; obscene: as, blue stories.
  • 40) To blush.
  • 41) Figuratively, afflicted with low spirits; despondent; depressed; hypochondriacal; having the blues.
  • 42) (blue in the face) At the point of extreme exasperation.
  • 43) (out of the blue) At a completely unexpected time.
  • 44) (into the blue) At a far distance; into the unknown.
  • 45) (into the blue) At a far distance; into the unknown.
  • 46) (out of the blue) From an unexpected or unforeseen source.
  • 47) (blue in the face) At the point of extreme exasperation.
  • 48) (out of the blue) At a completely unexpected time.
  • 49) (out of the blue) From an unexpected or unforeseen source.
  • 50) To make or become blue.

Definitions

  • 1) Simple past of blow.
  • 2) imp. of blow.
  • 3) imp.ofblow.
  • 4) See blue.
  • 5) Seeblue.
  • 6) Preterit of blow, blow.
  • 7) Preteritofblow,blow.

Examples

  • 1) One had blue eyes and blond hair and spoke with a northern accent.
  • 2) One was blue and white plaid and the second was dark blue with red dots.
  • 3) Symptoms include red and blue spots and instant hair loss.
  • 4) Dark navy and sky blue both look chic teamed with greys and silvers to add a touch of class.
  • 5) And they were not wearing blue.
  • 6) When the plants were placed in bright light, their blue colour slowly disappeared.
  • 7) Also available in green, blue and white.
  • 8) Looks it was clear blue sighs all round yesterday, then.
  • 9) Songs were picked from pop, rock, rap and rhythm and blues.
  • 10) THEY love their local heroes in Merseyside derbies - and they have been waiting long enough for one in a blue shirt.
  • 11) But the blues often comes in disguise.
  • 12) Why feel the blues when you can shake them off by singing the blues?
  • 13) The verdict is in from the blue corner.
  • 14) The photograph has made the clouds look very cold and blue.
  • 15) They are true heroes in pale blue aprons.
  • 16) Did she really wear a blue hat at the dispatch box?
  • 17) The blue shirt is a wonderful thing for all players.
  • 18) Eye shadow colours that would really suit you are pale blue or purple.
  • 19) She is wearing a rather regal navy blue dress and strappy sandals.
  • 20) The blue also makes your teeth look whiter.
  • 21) This scandal did not come out of a clear blue sky.
  • 22) Behind was a cloudless blue sky that should have had a paint colour named after it.
  • 23) But a gradual return to rhythm and blues in recent years has brought about an unexpected renaissance.
  • 24) They were mostly tarred up to the top planks and then painted blue or white.
  • 25) And the fanatical home support will be wearing blue instead of red.
  • 26) She was wearing a blue dress and cream cardigan.
  • 27) The bait can be dyed blue to put off sea birds.
  • 28) One small blue box is rather disappointing.
  • 29) Many had nails painted green and blue.
  • 30) The very colour of blue jeans has become invisible.
  • 31) They claim those feeling blue are less likely to exercise and more likely to smoke.
  • 32) The scary thing is that this anger has erupted out of a largely clear blue sky.
  • 33) We spent a great day experimenting with yellow and dark blue around my eyes and on my nails.
  • 34) Apply lightly for a sheer shimmer or layer it on generously for an opaque icy blue colour to brighten eyes.
  • 35) When did you first get to hear blues and rock music from outside Africa?
  • 36) Light blue is more specific than ˜blue™ which is more specific than ˜colored.™
  • 37) Blua libro (_or_ libro blua), _a blue book_; bluaj libroj, _blue books_.
  • 38) The blue stains, the lines for corrections, etc., are erased with the the potassic oxalate (_blue salving, _ as it is termed) whose formula has been given.
  • 39) It is scarcely more previous than the underlying limestones, and why a solution that could penetrate and leach ores from it should be stopped at the upper surface of the blue limestone is not obvious; nor why the plane of junction between the porphyry and the _blue limestone_ should be the special place of deposit of the ore.
  • 40) Now there is something exceedingly captivating in a pair of soft blue eyes -- not that there may not be something quite as captivating in a pair of brown or black or grey eyes -- but there is something singularly captivating in the peculiar style of captivation wherewith a man is captivated by a pair of blue -- distinctly _blue_ -- eyes.
  • 41) Palestine -- one sort is particularized as _white_ with a dark blue spot and streak -- the water lily, lotos, which I think I meant, is _blue_ altogether.
  • 42) Mr. Browning answered, "Lilies are of all colors in Palestine -- one sort is particularized as _white_ with a dark blue spot and streak -- the water lily, lotus, which I think I meant, is _blue_ altogether."
  • 43) Whether the blue devils were flying around or not, I could not exactly discover, but the whiskey and _blue ruin_ were evidently powerful in their effects.
  • 44) Except her dress, which happened to be blue, there appeared to be nothing else _blue_ about her.
  • 45) I saw a picture not long since, in Edinburgh, copied from an engraving in Boydell's Shakspeare; subject, -- "Lear (and suite) in the storm," but coloured according to the imagination and taste of the artist; its name ought assuredly to have been _Redcap and the blue-devils_, for the venerable and lamented monarch had fine streaming locks of the real _carrot hue_, whilst his very hideous companions showed _blue_ faces, and blue armour; and with their strangely contorted bodies seemed meet representatives of some of the infernal court.
  • 46) ‘The painting shows a Victorian scene in green, pink and blue colours on a cream background.’
  • 47) ‘The chameleon is sometimes green, sometimes blue, it is all colours by turn, and sometimes it is absolutely colourless.’
  • 48) ‘Water of different depth shows different colours in the sunshine such as yellow, green, blue and transparent.’
  • 49) ‘The canal was an endless wall of sun-faded and sea-beaten red, green, and blue boats.’
  • 50) ‘If I only have to choose between green or blue scrubs then my brain has much less information to process and mess up.’
  • 51) ‘We both love the color red and how it looks with the sage green and pale blue trim on our house.’
  • 52) ‘Beneath the cloudy sky, the green and blue shade cast by the giant trees fell in a mottled pattern on the forest floor.’
  • 53) ‘I put on my best pair of jeans and my favorite blue top.’
  • 54) ‘Each of these pixels has a red, green, or blue filter placed over it, and a light is shone from behind the screen.’
  • 55) ‘Take your grey bin, green bin, blue bag and green box and place them on the footpath outside your property, and leave them there, seven days a week.’
  • 56) ‘Some of the crystals, especially those occurring with tourmaline, show a blue core and green rim.’
  • 57) ‘Hot springs oozing from an underground volcano adds tints of yellow and green to the blue ocean.’
  • 58) ‘It was a typical tranquil morning, bright sunshine, blue sea, green trees softening the light.’
  • 59) ‘The snow-capped mountains, rolling hills and deep blue sky paint a picture no artist could draw.’
  • 60) ‘With blue skies and temperatures in the 80s, southeast Alaska doesn't feel like a rainforest.’
  • 61) ‘Out across the water, Iona lay basking under an astonishingly blue Hebridean sky.’
  • 62) ‘She was wearing her blue school uniform.’
  • 63) ‘The sun was up, the sky was blue, there wasn't a cloud to spoil the view.’
  • 64) ‘The water was quite calm and the sky was blue.’
  • 65) ‘At the age of seventy, his blue eyes still twinkle under a mop of corkscrew curls.’
  • 66) ‘There may also be obvious cyanosis (when the lips and/or skin appears blue due to lack of oxygen in the blood).’
  • 67) ‘Victims suffered from acute cyanosis, a blue discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes.’
  • 68) ‘She turned blue whenever she cried, and the doctor said it would be a miracle if she lived past her first month.’
  • 69) ‘One day, she turned blue and stopped breathing.’
  • 70) ‘He used to go blue during the feed so I would sit him up and blow in his face and he would gasp for breath and continue his feed.’
  • 71) ‘Animals include duikers, eland and colobus, vervet and blue monkeys.’
  • 72) ‘According to zoology, the origin of blue bull is not traced to the species of cow.’
  • 73) ‘I should have told you in previous episodes that anger is characterised by a red bear, sloth by a light blue goat, and avarice by a yellow frog.’
  • 74) ‘Perhaps the boys will even be somewhere in the stands at Loftus - a small band of red dragons in a sea of blue bulls.’
  • 75) ‘In particular searches have been made for the kiwi, blue duck, yellow head and the South Island kokako.’
  • 76) ‘The powdery blue kingfisher has a more varied diet than the name suggests.’
  • 77) ‘A blue worm threading its way through sploshes of paint leaves me cold.’
  • 78) ‘The rest of its body looked as if it were a giant blue lizard, standing on its hind legs like an angered bear.’
  • 79) ‘A blue eagle kept circling over them, so Conor and Beolagh hid in the Prince's coat pockets.’
  • 80) ‘He had one arm hanging by his side and the other had a small blue beetle crawling over it.’
  • 81) ‘Plumage on a mature blue goose is a deep slate tone except for a white head and, in some, a buff-colored belly.’
  • 82) ‘He bent down and pinned the little, blue hummingbird onto Rupert's winter jacket and leaned back with satisfaction.’
  • 83) ‘Clouds of metallic blue butterflies dispersed off their gold and waxen perches and rippled over his head.’
  • 84) ‘Out of the sky, a huge, blue eagle flew out from the sky, small black marks over him, his golden eyes burning.’
  • 85) ‘Morpho menelaus is a kind of bright blue butterfly, but also has a slight purple colour.’
  • 86) ‘Among the thriving wildlife, native birds such as superb blue wren compete for a mate.’
  • 87) ‘A gaggle of Catholic nuns from Kerala, in full habits, delicately dipped their feet like pale blue wading birds.’
  • 88) ‘There's a pond visited by ducks, geese, blue herons, otters, deer and the odd bear.’
  • 89) ‘Every spring, about 100 pairs nest here along with great blue herons and snowy egrets.’
  • 90) ‘Start early and you may surprise little green or great blue herons prowling the shallows.’
  • 91) ‘She admires the drawing above the oven: a drawing of the blue fox howling at the moon.’
  • 92) ‘He grabs the shredded pieces of his drawing: the blue fox howling at the moon.’
  • 93) ‘He was a blue cat named Paul, a sweet little fellow with a pleasant disposition.’
  • 94) ‘On the way we saw a blue fox cross the road.’
  • 95) ‘The Korat is an elegant silver-tipped blue cat which has a unique colour that appears to absorb light, resulting in an intense sheen often described as a halo effect and best appreciated in the sunlight.’
  • 96) ‘There are just a few chair lifts that end where the blue trail crosses the cliff.’
  • 97) ‘And to return to the southern lodge, forget it, you are forced with either a black trail or a long and very challenging blue trail.’
  • 98) ‘Last year the trail was rated blue (moderate) and the rating for this next year is not decided yet.’
  • 99) ‘The rest of the trail is rated blue/intermidiate but I think that it's only due to some recent storm damage from earlier this year.’
  • 100) ‘‘It will be great fun and the good thing is that anybody can join in, as long as they can ski the blue runs,’ said Nina.’
  • 101) ‘So for instance, we could start off with a red quark, which emits a red-antiblue gluon and becomes a blue quark.’
  • 102) ‘For example, if absorption of a gluon changes a blue quark into a red quark, then the gluon itself must have carried one unit of red charge and minus one unit of blue charge.’
  • 103) ‘This blue quark will become red and the original red quark will become blue.’
  • 104) ‘A blue quark will bind with a red quark and a yellow.’
  • 105) ‘So there must be a red quark, a blue quark and a green quark.’
  • 106) ‘Deep in their own blue mood, they're unaffected by people or events that are going on around them.’
  • 107) ‘The blue mood of yesterday seems to have lifted a little.’
  • 108) ‘Maybe the rain brings more blue mood for me and a three year anniversary reminds me to look back to see what happened in the days before.’
  • 109) ‘The majority of the record is mid-tempo and the dreamy guitars and harmonies throughout manage to create a blue mood.’
  • 110) ‘When I'm blue I find nothing more therapeutic than cleaning up around the house a little.’
  • 111) ‘However, a third consecutive league defeat after conceding a goal from a set-piece left the Baggies players feeling blue.’
  • 112) ‘He joked around with Dallas, played games with him and cheered him up when he felt blue.’
  • 113) ‘The air then turned blue as Smith gave vent to his feelings both on the way back to the dressing room and, even more volubly, in the dressing room.’
  • 114) ‘Video cassettes showing blue films and cinema houses lost out to the village gurdwara.’
  • 115) ‘We have the same sort of content as the women's classes but there is the odd slightly blue joke, too.’
  • 116) ‘Would you be content with watching a blue movie instead of doing the real thing?’
  • 117) ‘‘My father never swore in his life or told a blue joke, but he was magic.’’
  • 118) ‘However, airport sources claimed some employees were watching a blue film and accidentally sent it out on the airport's television sets.’
  • 119) ‘But given the complexities of blue camp politics we have to ask: On a roll to where?’
  • 120) ‘The blue political parties, meanwhile, are closing the floodgates with all their might.’
  • 121) ‘‘All over the country, communities have voted blue and gone green,’ he said.’
  • 122) ‘The vast majority in the wealth creating areas of Southern England voted blue.’
  • 123) ‘‘Where people have voted blue, their councils have gone green,’ he wrote.’
  • 124) ‘As one would stare upwards, the sky would change from red, to orange, to green, to dark blue, to royal purple.’
  • 125) ‘Using strong colours like dark blue, deep reds and yellows, her work is certainly striking.’
  • 126) ‘All samples are shown at the same magnification, with spindles in green and DNA in blue.’
  • 127) ‘This being the set I reviewed, they also come in blue, yellow, green sliver and black.’
  • 128) ‘I was hoping she'd turn up to work the next day in blue and green, but she didn't.’
  • 129) ‘She had the children in mind in choosing colours, wares, right down to bathroom sets in blue for boys and pink for girls.’
  • 130) ‘Designers took the traditional Masonic colours - green and gold - and wove in blue and black.’
  • 131) ‘It's cluttered and the colours (dark blue and purple) will not be to many people's tastes.’
  • 132) ‘One in brilliant yellow, another scarlet red and the two remaining were adorned in blue and glass green.’
  • 133) ‘Familiar in its colourless form, it also occurs in a wide range of strong colours including blue, green, pink, and yellow.’
  • 134) ‘It is even available in bright colours like blue, green, yellow and orange.’
  • 135) ‘My room is colored in blue with glow in the dark stars and planets on them.’
  • 136) ‘The vehicle involved, which had also been damaged, had been a light green or blue in colour, although the make or model was not known.’
  • 137) ‘Inside are piles of battered registers, marked with the date in blue.’
  • 138) ‘The water-resistant fabric is available in blue, green or natural.’
  • 139) ‘If it is in red ink, the letter is false; if in blue, it is true.’
  • 140) ‘The words in blue are ‘hyperlinks’ and clicking on them will take you to an area with more information.’
  • 141) ‘Just remember, if you see text in blue in this article, that means we clipped it from the editorial section.’
  • 142) ‘The Thursday evening changes are marked in red; the Friday changes in blue.’
  • 143) ‘There was a photograph on the wall of a model with tresses boldly streaked in blue - I was concerned.’
  • 144) ‘The old man was robed in deep blue with a cloak of the same purple the guards wore.’
  • 145) ‘Andrew, wearing all blue, created by metallic clothing, walks into a small office.’
  • 146) ‘She wore a gown of startling blue, hinting that her name should have been Sapphire.’
  • 147) ‘The men wore a similar hairstyle, all ages and genders wearing shades of blue.’
  • 148) ‘Caroline finished her toilette by herself, wearing a simple morning frock of blue.’
  • 149) ‘He always picks out white shirts until he doesn't have any left, and then he wears blue.’
  • 150) ‘The principal was a tall woman that usually always wore red but today she was wearing blue.’
  • 151) ‘You wear red and the sovereign wears blue, but there are so many other colors in the world.’
  • 152) ‘Di Canio, who will be out of contract with West Ham in June, wants to finish his playing days wearing the claret and blue.’
  • 153) ‘He will be at Leederville Oval on Monday but he won't be wearing red and blue.’
  • 154) ‘Mother was wearing a heavily embroidered gown of light blue that suited her perfectly for once.’
  • 155) ‘Suddenly the door slid open, and a tall man wearing nothing but blue came into the room.’
  • 156) ‘Those who wore gray were for it, and those who wore blue were against it.’
  • 157) ‘Unlike the shades of blue which she wore currently, the shirts were a light grey, the pants, black.’
  • 158) ‘The twins at this point was her age and the girl had dyed her hair a light orange color and wore colored contacts of blue.’
  • 159) ‘Had Chelsea decided to follow McNeill's nose, Ronaldo might now be wearing blue not red.’
  • 160) ‘The police wear blue because that is the color of the police only and no one else.’
  • 161) ‘I haven't seen as poor a performance from the men in blue.’
  • 162) ‘The boys in blue responded in the best manner on the scoreboard.’
  • 163) ‘You open the door and there they are, the boys and girls in blue.’
  • 164) ‘The male blues show much more interest in these yellow bushes.’
  • 165) ‘As caterpillars, the blues are carefully cleaned and fed.’
  • 166) ‘A cool day in midsummer is always a good day to watch blues taking shelter in the grass.’
  • 167) ‘But blues fascinate butterfly experts with their mind-boggling complexity.’
  • 168) ‘It was easy to get the species mixed up as the female blues that had orange spots on the upper hindwing (see the photograph on the right) were Chalkhill blues.’
  • 169) ‘An accomplished swimmer since his schooldays, David was a university blue in water polo and later served the sport in other capacities.’
  • 170) ‘At university he was a double blue in swimming and soccer.’
  • 171) ‘He could spring the surprise shock of the season by beating the blues at Stamford Bridge but you would need to believe in miracles as well as the tooth fairy for that!’
  • 172) ‘He was an Oxford blue, a first-class cricketer and quite good at polo.’
  • 173) ‘He was an Oxford blue in hockey and a regular columnist on hockey in the London press.’
  • 174) ‘He has a rugby blue, and he does not bother to list either distinction in his Who's Who entry because he also possesses the virtue of restraint.’
  • 175) ‘He ended up with all sorts of blues when he went to university, different sports.’
  • 176) ‘His main sport was the unglamorous pursuit of golf, for which he gained a blue at Oxford.’
  • 177) ‘Drew was a sports enthusiast, earned a rugby blue at Cambridge, and played rugby for the England B team.’
  • 178) ‘After winning a blue at Oxford University, he was signed by Premiership club Bath.’
  • 179) ‘I can honestly say that I never started a blue, but my stupid pig-headed nature would not allow me to back down.’
  • 180) ‘He told me that Crystal and himself had had a blue with a taxi driver as well, not as big a blue as I had with mine, but a blue all the same.’
  • 181) ‘He then joined the fracas, slipping in two or three good blows before the blue was broken up.’
  • 182) ‘She had a blue with her then boyfriend, fast bowler Mick.’
  • 183) ‘I had a blue with a mate, ending the friendship.’
  • 184) ‘Has Frank made a blue when compiling his stats?’
  • 185) ‘What about a Prime Minister who calls them as he sees them and if he's made a blue just be man enough to come into the House of Representatives and say, ‘Look, a bit of a mistake here, here's correction of the parliamentary record.’’
  • 186) ‘I used to be bemused how left wingers have an incapability to ever admit they made a blue.’
  • 187) ‘I've made a bit of a blue with this Challenge!’
  • 188) ‘‘We made a bit of a blue there,’ Anderton said.’
  • 189) ‘The flight attendants crack jokes, the check-in staff actually smile and even the airline's name for its red-and-white planes is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Aussie habit of calling redheads "blue''.’
  • 190) ‘Hey red, in Australia we call redheads ‘blue’ or ‘bluey’.’
  • 191) ‘I was up all night listening to music when a light blued the east, announcing the season of breakfast.’
  • 192) ‘The atmosphere in this video is darkened yet strangely luminous, the video palette seemingly blued and grayed.’
  • 193) ‘All there were were tiny wisps of clouds now and the whole area had blued out.’
  • 194) ‘The sky was now bluing up as the time approached 4 PM.’
  • 195) ‘All in all, it is an attractive rifle, with nicely blued metal contrasting with an attractive piece of walnut.’
  • 196) ‘The hammer, trigger, and trigger guard are also blued to a mirror-like finish, and the sides of the frame sport a somewhat subdued finish, contrasting nicely with the rest of the gun.’
  • 197) ‘Having owned several and examined many others I see no difference in terms of overall fit and finish, metal polishing and bluing, or action smoothness.’
  • 198) ‘The barrels' subtle blue-grey colors result from charcoal bluing.’
  • 199) ‘In actuality, those original pistols - while beautifully machined and blued - were basically military pistols, with gritty trigger pulls and average accuracy.’
  • 200) ‘Eventually this sixgun will be totally refinished, in this case restored to its original appearance with case-hardened frame and hammer and the balance of the gun deeply blued.’
  • 201) ‘When welding the tool steel which firearms are made, the metal has to be protected from excessive heat, or hard spots will develop showing up as the dreaded plum-color when blued.’
  • 202) ‘Sight choices are the same as offered on the 1895, the dovetails for rear sight and magazine tube are filled, and the entire gun is then matte blued or matte hard chromed.’
  • 203) ‘The entire pistol was then fine bead blasted and blued.’
  • 204) ‘The barrels are nicely blued, and some small parts, like the lock bolts, were brilliantly heal blued for contrast.’
  • 205) ‘However, over the last two decades bluing and case coloring, as well as nickel plating, have improved significantly, resulting in a most attractive revolver.’
  • 206) ‘As a final touch to the metalwork, all exterior surfaces were detailed and polished by hand, preparatory to burnishing and bluing.’
  • 207) ‘Yes, it is a 16 penny nail that has been polished up a bit and blued.’
  • 208) ‘The gun was bead blasted around the top of the slide and bottom of the frame and the flats were given a nice, even polish before bluing.’
  • 209) ‘The bottom metal appears to be an investment casting, but it has good lines, is functional and nicely polished and blued like the rest of the metalwork on the gun.’
  • 210) ‘The slide and its components are nicely polished and blued.’
  • 211) ‘The steel of the action and barrel is beautifully machined, polished and blued.’
  • 212) ‘Yes, all the metal is well polished and deeply blued.’
  • 213) ‘In the past, a turkey hunter used his regular shotgun, which might have a blued or even a nickel-finished barrel and a glossy stock.’
  • 214) ‘Weatherby barrels and actions were polished and blued to a glittering, mirror-bright finish.’
  • 215) ‘She would blue the laundry / For the children.’
  • 216) ‘Washing was a long involved process which started with making the soap using lye, lard and ashes, then scrubbing, boiling, rinsing and bluing the clothes in huge outdoor vats of water.’
  • 217) ‘A couple of wooden benches at the side of the house in the shade held 3 big galvanized iron tubs for washing, rinsing and bluing the clothes, and a tin dish for the starch.’
  • 218) ‘I blued the laundry.’
  • 219) ‘I rinsed and blued most of them.’

Examples

  • 1) Finally, she came to the end of her tears and blew her nose in a tissue.
  • 2) She felt Adam behind her and hugged her arms about herself as a cold wind blew into the house.
  • 3) They both settled down in their beds and Alpiew blew out the candle.
  • 4) He was watching me as he lit a cigarette and blew out a jet of smoke.
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