It was marvellous, a feast for the eyes, this complication of coloured tints
, a perfect kaleidoscope of green, yellow, orange, violet, indigo, and blue; in one word, the whole palette of an enthusiastic colourist
The following characters were rudely traced, in a red tint
, between the death's-head and the goat:
Sonya was a slender little brunette with a tender look in her eyes which were veiled by long lashes, thick black plaits coiling twice round her head, and a tawny tint
in her complexion and especially in the color of her slender but graceful and muscular arms and neck.
It was a leaf-shaped sheet of glass bearing upon it a face with a halo round it, so delicately outlined, and of so perfect a tint
, that it might have been indeed a human face which gazed with sad and thoughtful eyes upon the young squire.
Perhaps that was why her voice and words had such a charm, conveying to the listeners' perception such fine shadings of meaning and tint
Barbicane also noticed large craters, without any interior cones, which shed a bluish tint similar to the reflection of a sheet of steel freshly polished.
Farther on, he noticed a reddish tint, quite defined.
As, however, we never know the exact character of the common ancestor of a group, we could not distinguish these two cases: if, for instance, we did not know that the rock-pigeon was not feather-footed or turn-crowned, we could not have told, whether these characters in our domestic breeds were reversions or only analogous variations; but we might have inferred that the blueness was a case of reversion, from the number of the markings, which are correlated with the blue tint
, and which it does not appear probable would all appear together from simple variation.
They appear to vary their tints
according to the nature of the ground over which they pass: when in deep water, their general shade was brownish purple, but when placed on the land, or in shallow water, this dark tint
changed into one of a yellowish green.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint
next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.
Far away on each hand stretch the rich pastures, and the patches of dark earth made ready for the seed of broad-leaved green crops, or touched already with the tint
of the tender-bladed autumn-sown corn.
Had it pleased Heaven to crown the heroic fidelity of her life by making her personally the medium of Clifford's happiness, it would have rewarded her for all the past, by a joy with no bright tints
, indeed, but deep and true, and worth a thousand gayer ecstasies.
which, barred with various tints
, seemed like the Andes' western slope, to show forth in one array, contrasting climates, zone by zone.
He could see himself in a room of warm tints
telling tales to listeners.
He had a nice little bow in his hand, but it was quite spoiled by the rain, and the tints
of his many-colored arrows ran one into the other.