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Flying Colors

Subject: Music

The American Depression was on the point of ending when this revue opened at the Imperial Theatre in New York on 15 September 1932. With music by Arthur Schwartz and ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
556 words

...ritual life. Just as colors adorned the temples that were the focus of ceremonial activity, practitioners of the ceremonies used colors to adorn their bodies. Color was therefore an important feature of Mesoamerican symbolism. At the level of practice, colors could symbolize specific material phenomena: yellow for the sun, red for blood, and blue for water. Often, certain colors were associated with specific cardinal directions. There was, however, no one-to-one correlation between a color and a particular aspect of material life. Colors were often associated...

Primary Colors

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
24 words

...Colors Political roman-à-clef published anonymously in 1996 . *Stylometric analysis by D. W. Foster revealed the author to be Joe Klein, a Newsweek ...

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
145 words

...Colors (Imperial Theatre 1932 ). A sparkling musical revue starring Clifton Webb and Tamara Geva , it boasted a delightful score by Arthur Schwartz (music) and Howard Dietz (lyrics). Cheers for its funny sketches (by Dietz , George S. Kaufman , and others), strong score, distinguished dancing, and bevy of talented performers ought to have made the show a long-run hit but it had to settle for 188 performances on Depression-weary Broadway. The talented cast also included Charles Butterworth , Patsy Kelly , Buddy and Vilma Ebsen , Philip Loeb...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
16 words

... A national flag or ensign flown from the mast or stern post of a...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
173 words

... , the name by which the national flag flown by a ship at sea is known. ‘What colours does it fly?’ means what is its nationality? In British naval ships the colours are the jack flown on the jackstaff in the bows and the white ensign flown at the gaff when at sea or from an ensign staff at the stern in harbour. The colours of a British merchant ship are the red ensign . Most other maritime nations use their national flag for the colours of their merchant marine, though in most such nations naval warships fly a special ensign in addition to the...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
133 words

... Mention of colours is infrequent in both OT and NT. Hebrews were not interested in aesthetics as were Greeks in * Athens , and the language was deficient for such expression. However, purple, usually a reddish‐purple, obtained from shellfish, was appreciated and the word appears in the NT (Acts 16: 14), and Jesus was clothed in purple as part of his maltreatment by soldiers (John 19: 2). Joseph's ‘coat of many colours’ (Gen. 37: 3, AV) is translated ‘a long robe with sleeves’ by NRSV, REB (‘a decorated tunic’, NJB). Other colours mentioned are white...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

... Widely used in foods to increase their aesthetic appeal; may be natural, nature-identical , or synthetic. Natural colours include carotenoids (yellow to orange-red in apricots, carrots, maize, tomatoes), some of which are vitamin A precursors. Chlorophylls are the green pigments in leaves. Anthocyanins are the red, blue, and violet pigments in beetroots, raspberries, and red cabbage. Flavones are yellow pigments in leaves and flowers. Caramel , used for both flavour and as a brown colour, is made by heating sugar. In addition to all these there...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
193 words

... . These are part of the perceptible world, and accounts of them are consequently bound up with theories of mind and perception. Much work is influenced by the doctrine that they fall on the secondary side of the primary-and secondary-quality distinction . This is the view that whereas primary qualities such as shape, size, and weight are intrinsic to material objects, secondary qualities such as colour, taste, and smell are not. It often involves the claim that in subjective awareness, colours are analogous to bodily sensations like pains. But although...

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003

... . In English folklore, the main significant colours are black , white , red , green , and to a lesser extent blue . The ascribed meanings, however, do not form a systematic code, nor are they self-consistent; each colour is considered individually, not in parallel or contrast to others in a set, and each can carry either good or bad meanings, according to context. In some cases rhyme determines the meaning, notably in the association of blue and ‘true’. Various more coherent codes associated with religion, astrology, and alchemy in the medieval and...

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
316 words

... Colours Colours I was shown round Tutankhamun's tomb in the 1920s. I saw all this wonderful pink on the walls and the artefacts. I was so impressed that I vowed to wear it for the rest of my life. Barbara Cartland 1901 – 2000 English writer : in Irish Times 28 March 1998 Tutankhamun 's tomb all this wonderful pink I cannot pretend to feel impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965 British Conservative statesman : Thoughts and Adventures ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
528 words

... Colours I cannot pretend to feel impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965 British Conservative statesman , Prime Minister 1940–5, 1951–5 Thoughts and Adventures (1932) Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verdes ramas. El barco sobre la mar y el caballo en la montaña. Green how I love you green. Green wind. Green boughs. The ship on the sea and the horse on the mountain. Federico García Lorca 1899 – 1936 Spanish poet and dramatist Romance...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009

...carries two Queen's Colours, one held by the flagship of HMA Fleet, the other at HMAS Cerberus . Permission to use colours in the Navy was granted by George V in 1924 , and the first King's Colours were presented to the RAN in March 1925 . New colours were presented in 1957 and, based on the national flag, in 1968 . The RAAF carries a Queen's Colour for the service as a whole. Individual squadrons carry standards with a sky-blue field and the squadron crest embroidered on it, while other RAAF establishments have banners. Colours are now carried only...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
25 words

...colours Produced by the mixture of secondary colours , tertiary colours are often very dull and tend to be variations of greys and...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
31 words

...colours The three colours which are produced by mixing pairs of the three primary colours : thus green (blue and yellow), orange (red and yellow), violet (red and...

brown colours

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

...colours Three brown colours are used in foods: Brown FK, synthetic, which is used to colour kippers ; Chocolate-brown HT, synthetic; and caramel...

interference colours

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...colours ( polarization colours ) In mineral optics, the colours produced when the analyser is inserted on a thin-section microscope. They are produced as a result of birefringence (double refraction) whereby one ray of light is retarded relative to the other. The different degrees of retardation give different interference colours. These colours are used in a number of ways as an aid to...

complementary colours

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...colours n. Any pair of colours that produce white or grey when mixed in the correct proportions. There is an infinite number of such complementary pairs, but the following typical examples can be read off the CIE colour system diagram: red (650 nanometres) and blue–green or cyan (495 nm); yellow (580 nm) and blue (480 nm); green (535 nm) and deep bluish purple or magenta (a 2 : 5 mixture of blue and red). US complementary colors . See also colour assimilation , colour circle , colour contrast , Purkinje image...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

...colours Amaranth , carmoisine , cochineal , erythrosine , ponceau 4R, red...

primary colours

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
51 words

...colours . In painting, those colours—blue, red, and yellow—that cannot be made from mixtures of other colours. When two of the primaries are mixed together, the result is known as a secondary colour, red and yellow making orange, red and blue making purple, and yellow and blue making...

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...colours A substance added to food to make it appear more appetizing and to restore colours lost during processing. Many added food colours come from natural substances, such as caramel (burnt sugar, E150) and annatto (E160b, a yellowish-red dye from the pulpy seeds of a small South American tree). Some of the most controversial ones are artificial, such as the azo food dyes, which were originally made from coal tar. Some artificial colours have been banned because they are suspected carcinogens or because they cause allergic reactions. In the United...

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