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BICE or BISE, n. Among painters, a blue color prepared from the lapis armenus, Armenican stone.

Bice is smalt reduced to a fine power by levigation.



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BICE or BISE, n. Among painters, a blue color prepared from the lapis armenus, Armenican stone.

Bice is smalt reduced to a fine power by levigation.
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Bice
  1. A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.

    Green bice is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper. Cooley. Brande *** C.

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Bice

BICE or BISE, noun Among painters, a blue color prepared from the lapis armenus, Armenican stone.

BICE is smalt reduced to a fine power by levigation.

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solemnly

SOL'EMNLY, adv. With gravity and religious reverence. Let us solemnly address the throne of grace.

2. With official formalities and be due authority. This question of law has been solemnly decided in the highest court.

3. With formal state.

4. With formal gravity and stateliness, or with affected gravity. There in deaf murmurs solemnly are wise.

5. With religious seriousness; as, I solemnly declare myselft innocent. I do solemnly assure the reader.

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ray

RAY, n. [L. radius.]

1. a line of light, or the right line supposed to be described by a particle of light. a collection of parallel rays constitutes a beam; a collection of diverging or converging rays, a pencil.

The mixed solar beam contains, 1st. calorific rays, producing heat and expansion, but not vision and color; 2d. colorific rays, producing vision and color, but not heat nor expansion; 3d. chimical rays, producing certain effects on the composition of bodies, but neither heat, expansion, vision or color; 4th. a power producing magnetism, but whether a distinct or associated power, is not determined. It seems to be associated with the violet, more than with the other rays.

2. Figuratively, a beam of intellectual light.

3. Light; luster.

The air sharpen'd his visual ray.

4. In botany, the outer part or circumference of a compound radiate flower.

5. In ichthyology, a bony or cartilaginous ossicle in the fins of fishes, serving to support the membrane.

6. A plant, [lolium.]

7. Ray, for array. [Not in use.]

Pencil of rays, a number of rays of light issuing from a point and diverging.

RAY, n. A fish; a common name for the species of the genus Raia, including the skate, thornback, torpedo, stingray, &c.

RAY, v.t

1. To streak; to mark with long lines.

2. To foul; to beray. [Not in use.]

3. To array. [Not in use.]

4. To shoot forth.

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