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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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At 7 days of analysis, CSC with 20%, 30% and 50% of BO showed a tendency toward blueness (negative values), whereas CSC, CSC / 15% BO and MTA presented a tendency toward yellowness.
Where Hofstadter renders the poem's opening phrase as "In lovely blueness," Richard Sieburth, in his translation, renders it as "In lovely blue.
Sperm whales off the Azores captured by Magnus Lundgren look weightless as they hang suspended in a vast blueness, despite their immense size.
Anaphylactic shock is associated with dizziness, loss of consciousness, laboured breathing, swelling of the tongue and breathing tubes, blueness of the skin, low blood pressure, heart failure, and death.
If you are prone to bruising, vinegar is thought to help by reducing blueness and speeding up the healing process.
When the story is resolved, the reader is taken back to the calm blueness of Jo-Jo's bedroom.
Their design frequently embraces distinct hues, for instance rich lemons and yellows, to subtle orange tones and these confuse the comprehension of the blueness and make colour-labelling complex.
Chinese helmer whose credits include "Postman in the Mountains," "A Love of Blueness," "Life Show" and "A Time to Love," his 2003 drama "Nuan" won best film and best actor awards at the 2003 TIFF.
A typical wet May Bank Holiday still allows one to leave London (by car) to go bluebell peeping in wet woodlands turgid with new growth, the beech leaves emerging like a chrysalis, soft and unfolding, a foil to that special blueness that only bluebells en masse can make.
But the show's reflections on blueness are enough to invite your thoughts to riff.
Parents should watch out for warning signs such as blueness around the mouth, nose or nails, difficulty breathing and tiredness.
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 same blueness can blanket Acadia National Park in Maine, or any pine-laden forest for that matter.
Blueness around the lips or the rest of the skin is only present in severe croup when a child is not getting enough oxygen.