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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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The ochre objects were studied as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of Archaeology and Physics at the University of York, using state-of-the-art techniques to establish their composition.
The hunter-gatherers living in Britain 10,000 years ago - a time known as the Mesolithic - may have rubbed off ochre onto objects they were using or used it to add a red hue to some of their art.
The USGS phosphorus filter is constructed with large tanks that each hold around six hundred pounds of granular mine drainage ochre and uses a gravity flow process where the phosphorus infused water is piped to the top of the tank, allowing it to pass through the porous ochre media, and the filtered water is released out the bottom of the tank.
Fun ochre chairs, crockery, pendant lights, or even just a mustard-coloured toaster, will lift an otherwise clinical monochrome or grey kitchen and turn it into something special.
The successful collaboration has led to Ochre House naming First Class Technical Recruitment as a preferred partner for recruitment of permanent personnel across all of the client's sites.
Another feature of the site though simple architecturally, revealed a substantial cache of river stones and ground stone tools placed on the floor and used for the processing of ochre, implying an intensification of the ochre industry during this phase.
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Under the agreement, Pinstripe and Ochre House, together with the lattera[euro](tm)s recently acquired companies, TAAHEED and Carmichael Fisher, will continue to operate independently in their respective territories.
The interior styling reflects the design theme outside, with a black and white finish with a contrasting touch of ochre.
Ochre Beach, Manitoba, Rajab 1, 1434, May 11, 2013, SPA -- A state of emergency has been declared in the community of Ochre Beach, Manitoba, after a wave of lake ice destroyed or damaged about 20 homes, officials said.
Ancient mosques loom over new museums, and twisted alleyways lead to vibrant souks in this city whose names include "the Ochre City" and "Land of God.
Ochre specialises in lighting products that push the boundaries of functionality and materials