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ochre

(US), ocher
a. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
b. (as adjective): an ochre dress
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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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From 5 m deep and up to the surface, the Tegulines Clay color changed from green to ochrous and was highly plastic.
Hence the unreal stillness of the wave, while the tinge of the twilight sky is 'impressed' between the silhouetted trees, as if the ochrous light had not merely penetrated the eye but marked the poet's brain.