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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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Yes, " assented the girl, "and there are blue rooms in each of those houses--when all the rooms are blue then the whole outside of the house will be blue as is the Blue Place of Seven Skulls.
They were murdered--some of them; those with only a small amount of blue were murderers--known murderers.
As they talked in low tones they had moved from the room of the death shaft into an all blue room adjoining, where they sat down together in a corner with their backs against a wall and drew a pile of hides over themselves.
Bradley could guess all this by the increased volume of sound and the dismal greetings; but the sudden silence that almost immediately ensued he could not fathom, for he could not know that from beneath one of the hides that covered him protruded one of his heavy army shoes, or that some eighteen large Wieroos with robes either solid red or slashed with red or blue were standing gazing at it.
When we finished our lunch the barrens were already wrapping themselves in a dim, blue dusk and falling upon rest in dell and dingle.
Results, published 5 years ago, showed that the biological clock is most responsive to a narrow band of wavelengths from 466 to 477 nanometers (nm), which are close to the blue of a clear sky.
The petunia, for example, whose brilliant red, pink, blue and purple colors give it a unique presence, simply grows too fast to be of lasting value in a flowerpot or garden bed.
Two new solutions, Blue Pumpkin Advisor and Blue Pumpkin Activity Manager, complete the Workforce Optimization Suite to form a closed-loop system that transforms the workforce into a strategic asset capable of impacting market share and profitability.
To Be Black and Blue: The Blues Genre in Black American Autobiography.
A fertile source of inspiration for a variety of choreographers, the blues are the plaintive songs of survivors.
Explanation: In 1984, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Wisconsin denied coverage for an IVF procedure on the basis that it was experimental.
Not if you want to be successful," says Roger Baccigalupi, president and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers, a Sacramento, Calif.
Blue Distinction is a nationwide program designed by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to achieve two primary goals: engaging consumers to enable more informed healthcare decisions and collaborating with physicians and hospitals to improve quality outcomes and affordability.
Despite Sanchez's disclaimer, her very language-that is, her use of the zero copula-as well as her omission of the In sound in the lines no mo / blue / trains running on this track (which recalls John Coltrane's "Blue Trane") testify to her own attempt to create a blues poetics.
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