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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OCHRE

Every day I wrote with him, first in red, and then in ochre to give him a rest.

All were profusely painted with chalk, ochre, and vermilion.

To-day, they wear the ochre helmet, and show the profiles of Saracen warriors.

The houses are of all colours from ochre to gray, and all sizes, and all architectures.

These formulas, however, contained a small percentage of umber and ochre.

The hill where this earth or ochre is found is called Hgmarkbœrget.

There I saw three skulls of men resting on the ochre with which he rubbed his body.

It is only after this ceremony that women have the right to smear themselves with ochre.

I myself have had repainted with ochre such as were beginning to be effaced.

The cottages have a snug and eminently cheerful look, with their much-weathered tiles and white and ochre coloured walls.

WORD ORIGIN

type of clayey soil (much used in pigments), late 14c., from Old French ocre (c.1300) and directly from Late Latin ocra, from Latin ochra, from Greek ochra, from ochros "pale yellow," of unknown origin. As a color name, "brownish-yellow," it is attested from mid-15c. Related: Ochreous.

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