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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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Teal makes blue eyes look even bluer. Lilac-blue brightens green eyes.
It's all muckier than a Big Brother pool party with language bluer than Nora Batty's varicose veins.
While most of the Festivals' activities take place on land, there's an entirely bluer and wetter world waiting to be discovered by adventurous visitors just a few feet makai, or seaward.
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.
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.
Reds will be bluer. Royal reds will make a comeback, and there will be more regal bluish reds to evoke memories of classic cars.
"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., according to Judy Douglass, home fashions divisional product development and brand manager.