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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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The old raked floor has been replaced with an oak one and the new dark green seating has been made into continuous rows, with side aisle carpets of rather bluer tint than the seats.
Like all of the products in the Reveal family, originally introduced in 2001, the light from these bulbs not only makes blues appear bluer, whites appear whiter and reds appear redder, Reveal CFL bulbs also bring out colors and patterns that may go unnoticed under ordinary incandescent light.
14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the celebration of its six-month anniversary since the completion of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Bluer Denim announces the official launch of its free Home Try-On service - the first of its kind in the denim industry.
They placed him in my arms in the hospital and literally within about 30 seconds of the baby being put into my arms, he was going bluer and bluer.
The bluer end of the spectrum indicates a lower unemployment rate, red indicates a higher unemployment rate and black represents the higher extreme of unemployment.
Our development concept is 'Let the sky be bluer, the water clearer' and in this regard we have the same philosophy as UNEP in the protection of water resources.
You-Turn "Qatar is a country which takes responsibility of creating a bluer planet by going green.
I love eating cheese - the bluer and smellier the better
Researchers at the Lighting Research Centre, at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, are now warning that looking at tablet displays for more than two hours "leads to a suppression of our natural melatonin levels as the devices emit optical radiation at short wavelengths" - in other words, they emit bluer light.
But it proved to be a highly entertaining experience with McCain's banter ranging from his views on how tinkering with the National would destroy the race he loved to a string of bawdy stories, many of them bluer than the steaks in front of us.
Argue that a Tory government would be preferable by all means, but many people will continue to view Cameron as no better than a bluer dose of TB
Canadian metal--they have weekend sunburns and suits bluer than heaven