Ultramarine ashes
Ultramarine Ul`tra*ma*rine", n. [Cf. Sp. ultramarino. So called because the lapis lazuli was originally brought from beyond the sea, -- from Asia.] (Chem.) A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster]

{Green ultramarine}, a green pigment obtained as a first product in the manufacture of ultramarine, into which it is changed by subsequent treatment.

{Ultramarine ash} or {Ultramarine ashes} (Paint.), a pigment which is the residuum of lapis lazuli after the ultramarine has been extracted. It was used by the old masters as a middle or neutral tint for flesh, skies, and draperies, being of a purer and tenderer gray that produced by the mixture of more positive colors. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ultramarine — Ul tra*ma*rine , n. [Cf. Sp. ultramarino. So called because the lapis lazuli was originally brought from beyond the sea, from Asia.] (Chem.) A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ultramarine ash — Ultramarine Ul tra*ma*rine , n. [Cf. Sp. ultramarino. So called because the lapis lazuli was originally brought from beyond the sea, from Asia.] (Chem.) A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Green ultramarine — Ultramarine Ul tra*ma*rine , n. [Cf. Sp. ultramarino. So called because the lapis lazuli was originally brought from beyond the sea, from Asia.] (Chem.) A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saunders blue — (ˈsɔːndəzbluː) [Phonetic corruption of F. cendres bleues (sɑ̃drblobar) ‘blue ashes’.] A name for ultramarine ashes. Weale s Dict. Terms; and in later Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanders-blue — Saunders blue Saun ders blue , n. [Corrupted fr. F. cendres bleues blue ashes.] A kind of color prepared from calcined lapis lazuli; ultramarine; also, a blue prepared from carbonate of copper. [Written also {sanders blue}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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