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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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I woke up, and the Santa Barbara sky was bluer than I have ever seen.
THIS bluer than blue adult panto should come with a health warning -because your sides will ache with laughter for weeks afterwards.
To be successful in exporting, American SBS producers needed to develop smoother, higher gloss, higher brightness board with a bluer shade.
Hall notes that reds have generally been on the yellow side, and that with the creation of bluer red pigments the color could be revived.
This is driving the blue states ever bluer and pushing marginal Bush states, such as Florida, New Hampshire, and Ohio, into the Democratic majority.
Violet 1120 (pigment violet 51) is much bluer than 1118.
Engeltone Violet 1120 (color index number: violet 51)is significantly bluer than Engeltone 1118.
Here's Bush strategist Karl Rove, watching blue states grow bluer and concluding that only moderate Republicans are electable therein.
Vivre Noblement" is the title of the first section of her Part I, "The Desire for Painting," the second half dealing with "Painting and the Popularization of Vivre Noblement" yet identical social aspirations and their implementation are true too for all socially ambitious Monsieur or Madame or Herr and Frau or Signore and Signora Gotrocks (most notably the Medici), all striving in parallel fashion to avail themselves of the prerogatives of bluer blood reflected in fancier lifestyles.
For example, a snowy mountain image will have bluer regions on top, whiter regions in the middle, then a bluer region at the bottom (the lake at the foot of the mountain), whereas a waterfall image will have a darker region on the left and right and a lighter vertical stripe in the center.
The lakes are bluer in Karelia, the air softer, the birds brighter.
It's going to be a brighter, bluer and cooler world next year at Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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.
The light from Reveal halogen bulbs not only makes blues appear bluer, whites appear whiter and reds appear redder, Reveal bulbs bring out textures and patterns that may go unnoticed under ordinary incandescent light.