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  • n  a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
  • n  any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
  • s  of a moderate orange-yellow color

  • Those stone and ocher hints--dated and interpreted with the aid of 20th century science--tell a story that is, for Mulvaney, "one of humankind's inspiring epics": the colonization .
  • The Eden family seat for 400 years was Windlestone Hall, a porticoed ocher pile surrounded by lawns, lake and a line of wind-blown beeches, 254 miles north of London.
  • He set Russians and natives digging for coal and iron, made waterproof paint from whale oil and red ocher.
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  • Historical Society explores scandalous legacy of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
    Yearlong exhibit looks into Baltimore beauty's tumultuous, three-year royal marriage, and the six decades that followed until her death at age 94 The small wooden trunk is covered with red leather, painted with an ocher floral embroidery and studded with brass nails — and it couldn't have announced its owner's intention more clearly.
    June 7, 2013 - Baltimore Sun

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