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blue

1. mod. depressed; melancholy. That music always makes me blue.
2. mod. obscene; vulgar; dirty. Those blue jokes don’t go over very well around here.
3. n. the sky; the heavens. The idea came to me right out of the blue.
4. mod. alcohol intoxicated. You might say I’m blue. Others might note that I am stoned.
5. n. an amphetamine tablet or capsule, especially a blue one. (Drugs.) How are blues different from reds and yellows?
6. n. a police officer; the police. The blues will be here in a minute.
7. n. a 10-mg tablet of Valium. (Drugs.) In treatment they kept giving me blues to calm me down. Now I can’t live without them.
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It appealed to me on many levels, especially the visual part and the blueness that was Pi's world for so long.
That this names a car and applies the concept blueness to it does not yet determine whether one would count it as expressing a thought whose truth requires or precludes its having black leather upholstery, or the engine's being blue, or red paint covering blue fibreglass, and so on (30).
The coordinates of the map correspond to perceptions of blackness or whiteness, redness or greenness, and yellowness or blueness.
The same blueness can blanket Acadia National Park in Maine, or any pine-laden forest for that matter.
I launch the marble and it zings within a foot of the oblivious pigeon off into the blueness.
Sullivan has penned an ode to blueness that goes on for four pages.
If they had Sephardic Jewish ancestors mingled with their Spanish ones, their wrists would be too dark for the blueness of the veins to be visible.
His complexion was smooth and as pink as Fleer's bubble gum, a contrast that pronounced the blueness of his tiny eyes.
When you snorkel along a sea cliff, you can see clearly down for 100 feet, then look into an ever-deepening blueness below that.
It was the 28-year-old Glaswegian's first trip to Wales and she said she was very impressed with the blueness of the sky.
Don't glob on a huge streak of product, just enough to counteract the blueness.
El Mago de los Colores (The Great Blueness and Other Predicaments), written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
The a*-value provides redness and greenness, while the b*-value is the measure of yellowness and blueness of the sample.
A plane set down under a bowl of blueness against a ragged ridge.