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ochre

(US), ocher
a. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
b. (as adjective): an ochre dress

ocher, ochre

A naturally occurring yellow-brown hydrated iron oxide; used as a pigment in paint and a filler in linoleum.
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Within the court a great herd of thoats and zitidars moved restlessly about, cropping the moss-like ochre vegetation which overgrows practically the entire uncultivated area of Mars.
Because of these heavy metals, not all mine drainage ochres are suitable for use as a phosphorus filtering agent because some have the potential to contaminate the treated water.
The ochres available in North America are inclined to fuse to the glaze surface.
Both Al Waha and Al Bandar are painted in creams, ochres and earth colours to harmonise with the ochre coloured mountains.
The shade seeps into, animates, and articulates Scully's ochres, blues, whites, reds, yellows, and greens to create what he calls a "dead fallen light" burdened with memory and yielding "the exuberance of regret.
According to Dr Duller, the layer of sand in the cave where the ochres were discovered had probably been blown in from the nearby beach.
The hottest shades are saffron yellows, warm ochres and bold bronzes but beware, as this trend needs a little know-how.
Artifacts included stone flakes, red and yellow ochres, a grindstone and pieces of human-altered quartzite or white quartz.
It reminds me of the grace and beauty in Cuba's nature - the aquamarine waters, the yellow ochres of the fruits, the Indian red sunsets.
It sounds like a faintly ludicrous position, but the autumnal ochres of wool hat or the rich purples of vaisya do seem to add something to the words' meaning, and the very difficulty of defining what this might be is no small part of the works' lasting appeal.
On each side, bamboo walls in ochres and yellows, made by local artisans, allow air to circulate under the solid sheltering roof and let chinks and stripes of light criss-cross the polished concrete floor.
Lush neo-Impressionist brushstrokes in reds, ochres, yellows, and browns connote more sensuous realms.