Smalt-blue \Smalt"-blue`\, a. Deep blue, like smalt. [1913 Webster]

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  • Smalt — is powdered glass, colored deep blue (powder blue) using cobalt, used for dyeing and laundering.External links* [ Smalt] …   Wikipedia

  • smalt — [smôlt] n. [Fr < It smalto < Frank * smalt < WGmc base of OHG smelzan, to melt: see SMELT2] 1. deep blue glass prepared from silica, potash, and oxide of cobalt: used, in pulverized form, as a pigment 2. pigment made in this way 3. its… …   English World dictionary

  • Smalt — Smalt, n. [It. smalto, LL. smaltum; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. smalz grease, butter, G. schmalz grease, OHG. smelzan to melt, G. schmelzen. See {Smelt}, v. t., and cf. {Amel}, {Enamel}.] A deep blue pigment or coloring material used in various… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smalt — Bleu smalt   Composantes RVB (r, v, b) (0, 60, 153) Triplet hexa. 003399 CMJN (c, m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blue — Synonyms and related words: Alice blue, Amytal, Amytal pill, Brunswick blue, Caelus, Capri blue, Chinese blue, Copenhagen blue, Demerol, Dolophine, Dresden blue, Fescennine, French blue, Gobelin blue, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. azure, indigo, sapphire (see color); delft; severe, puritanical; sad, dejected, depressed, dispirited, downhearted; risqué, profane. See impurity, dejection.Ant., happy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …   English dictionary for students

  • blue bice — Bice Bice, Bise Bise, n. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.] (Paint.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; called also {blue bice}. [1913 Webster] {Green bice} is prepared from the blue …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smalt — noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian smalto, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German smelzan to melt more at smelt Date: 1558 a deep blue pigment consisting of a powdered glass that contains oxide of cobalt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smalt — /smawlt/, n. a coloring agent made of blue glass produced by fusing silica, potassium carbonate, and cobalt oxide, used in powdered form to add color to vitreous materials. [1550 60; < MF < It smalto SMALTO] * * * …   Universalium

  • smalt — noun a deep blue pigment made from powdered glass mixed with cobalt oxide …   Wiktionary

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