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  • n  a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red

  • In Ionesco's scenario, just before the planet blows up, a man sitting in a caf turns puce and explodes.
  • In the 1970s, innovations in polyesters brought dullish tones like avocado and puce into fashion.
  • Damselflies in lurid shades of aqua and puce hovered lazily beside us.
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  • Iceage, Lower, Loke Rahbek Added to Pitchfork Northside Festival Showcase Tomorrow
    Lower: "Another Life" on SoundCloud . Puce Mary: "Untitled" on SoundCloud . We're pleased to announce several additions to Pitchfork's Northside Festival showcase tomorrow at St. Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Danish punk acts Iceage and Lower will headline, and the show will be opened by a solo set from fellow Copenhagen artist Loke Rahbek (of Vår ). The lineup already includes Copenhagen-based ...
    June 14, 2013 - Pitchfork

  • Stephen Bayley in Times Online
    Every time he raises his head, poor Mr Bayley sees only "a giant, pneumatic, puce-coloured reindeer with white spots suspended from tensioned wires . . . a cheerless, artless, patronising inflatable Bambi of cynical, witless dross".

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