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The commonest utterances of the commonest citizens in the time of the Colour Revolt seem to have been suffused with a richer tinge of word or thought; and to that era we are even now indebted for our finest poetry and for whatever rhythm still remains in the more scientific utterance of these modern days.
It is generally believed that we cannot imagine a shade of colour that we have never seen, or a sound that we have never heard.
These animals also escape detection by a very extraordinary, chameleon-like power of changing their colour.
In its hardness and translucency -- in its polish, equal to that of the finest oliva-shell -- in the bad smell given out, and loss of colour under the blowpipe -- it shows a close similarity with living sea-shells.
Golden brown, just the colour of a molasses cooky," laughed the Story Girl.
Why, I always supposed everyone thought in colours.
He knew what Cornelius meant when heating certain grains, then moistening them, then combining them with others by a sort of grafting, -- a minute and marvellously delicate manipulation, -- and when he shut up in darkness those which were expected to furnish the black colour, exposed to the sun or to the lamp those which were to produce red, and placed between the endless reflections of two water-mirrors those intended for white, the pure representation of the limpid element.
Figure is the only thing which always follows colour.
on colours of shells; on abrupt range of shells in depth; on poorness of palaeontological collections; on continuous succession of genera; on continental extensions; on distribution during glacial period; on parallelism in time and space
Out of colours ye seem to be baked, and out of glued scraps.
Both the impostors begged him to be so kind as to step closer, and asked him if it were not a beautiful texture and lovely colours.