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blue ground

[¦blü ‚grau̇nd]
(geology)
The decomposed peridotite or kimberlite that carries the diamonds in the South African mines.
Strata of the coal measures, consisting principally of beds of hard clay or shale.
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A spokesman for wildlife charity Buglife Wales, which investigated Mr Beynon's find, said: "The blue ground beetle is an impressive beast, a large beetle with a metallic purple-blue sheen.
Bottom line: In the Blue Ground is a psychological thriller that takes the audience on a great ride - and it will definitely make you think twice before wandering from camp looking for firewood
Closer inspection also reveals extensive use of printing techniques for the decoration - including the scale blue ground and the gilding - with only some hand colouring to the birds, foliage and flowers.
Amish quilt, cotton, star in blocks, Wayne County, Ohio, five rows of six purple stars divided by brown borders, royal blue ground, circa 1940, 73-3/4 by 66 inches: $1,300.
Photo: Streetside display of pink yarrow, pale blue ground morning glory, society garlic, and sea lavender largely sustains itself
Another design, the Daisy Fest, has daisy flowers on a blue ground.
A Manchester buyer had travelled to the sale to secure the top priced lot, a fine and important trio of pieces comprising a twin-handled blue ground lidded vase on square base with gilt decoration and mask handles and a pair of narrow necked ewer jugs, all painted with swans by Baldwyn.
What does it say about representation that the baby blue ground of the painting makes up all of the duck's "face" and the "whites" of his eyes, or that Donald's sailor's cap has sagged into white Bugs Bunny-like ears, separated from the surrounding white border only by a thin black outline?
French percale sheets with bold, white stylized leaves on a periwinkle blue ground digress from the autumn palette.
From the Qing Dynasty, it is beautifully made in polychrome silks and gilt threads on a blue ground.
The fabric is available in either cotton, which features a blush or white background, or linen, which features a pale blue ground with a print in shades of rose and green, and a buff ground with a cinnamon and sage green print.
An early polychrome dessert dish of kidney shape, painted with exotic birds in a landscape sold well at pounds 600, while another early piece, a polychrome plate with gros blue ground with the underglaze blue seal mark went for pounds 400.