- o·chre·ous [oh-ker-uhs, oh-kree-uhs], /ˈoʊ kər əs, ˈoʊ kri əs/, o·chrous [oh-kruhs], /ˈoʊ krəs/, o·chry [oh-kree], /ˈoʊ kri/, adjective
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How to use ochre in a sentence
This overlook, near the visitor center, stares down into the maw of the striped ochre walls as they plunge 800 feet to the canyon floor below.
The toilet area is painted an ochre color, darker than the rest of the dorm.
It has faded from pixelated gray to rusted ochre, fringed on the edges with black sweat grease.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ochre spaghetti you get looks steampunk, but tastes just fine.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison | Daniel Genis | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our guide, Mouha, glanced up at the trail that disappeared far into the ochre uplands.
In this 1962 painting, called “ochre and Black,” Gottlieb shows us pulling a face.
Burnt ochre, which is very serviceable in stucco work, is made as follows.Ten Books on Architecture | Vitruvius
Into this they pour chalk and bray it, obtaining the colour of Attic yellow ochre.Ten Books on Architecture | Vitruvius
Brick dust and yellow ochre are sometimes found as adulterants.Field's Chromatography | George Field
The female must content herself with burnt sienna back-covering which comes down onto her ochre-coloured belly.The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
"Churinga" in Australia are greased with the natural moisture of the palm of the hand, and rubbed with red ochre.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for ochre
any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments
a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
(as adjective): an ochre dress
(tr) to colour with ochre
- ochreous (ˈəʊkrɪəs, ˈəʊkərəs), ochrous (ˈəʊkrəs), ochry (ˈəʊkərɪ, ˈəʊkrɪ), US ocherous or ochery, adjective
- ochroid (ˈəʊkrɔɪd), adjective
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