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expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
shout (as a sign of discontentment or anger)
brothers of the blue eye
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
message containing legal threats (often grounded on fictive laws) sent on the purpose of intimidating the receiver
formed of "cartoon" and "attorney"
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
leaked documents from a law firm managing offshore companies in Panama and involving famous people
[Pol.] The Panama Papers are leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. They belonged to Mossack Fonseca.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
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1    any of a group of colours, such as that of a clear unclouded sky, that have wavelengths in the range 490--445 nanometres. Blue is the complementary colour of yellow and with red and green forms a set of primary colours  
   Related adj       cyanic  
2    a dye or pigment of any of these colours  
3    blue cloth or clothing  
dressed in blue     
a    a sportsman who represents or has represented Oxford or Cambridge University and has the right to wear the university colour (dark blue for Oxford, light blue for Cambridge)  
an Oxford blue     
b    the honour of so representing one's university  
5      (Brit)      an informal name for       Tory  
6    any of numerous small blue-winged butterflies of the genera Lampides, Polyommatus, etc.: family Lycaenidae  
7    Archaic      short for       bluestocking  
8    Slang   a policeman  
9      (Archery)   a blue ring on a target, between the red and the black, scoring five points  
10    a blue ball in snooker, etc  
11       another name for       blueing  
12      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   an argument or fight  
he had a blue with a taxi driver     
13      (Also)    bluey     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   a court summons, esp. for a traffic offence  
14      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a mistake; error  
15    out of the blue   apparently from nowhere; unexpectedly  
the opportunity came out of the blue     
16    into the blue   into the unknown or the far distance  
      adj   , bluer, bluest  
17    of the colour blue  
18    (of the flesh) having a purple tinge, as from cold or contusion  
19    depressed, moody, or unhappy  
20    dismal or depressing  
a blue day     
21    indecent, titillating, or pornographic  
blue films     
22    bluish in colour or having parts or marks that are bluish  
a blue fox, a blue whale     
23    Rare   aristocratic; noble; patrician  
a blue family         See       blue blood  
      vb   , blues, blueing  
  bluing   , blued  
24    to make, dye, or become blue  
25    tr   to treat (laundry) with blueing  
26    tr  
Slang   to spend extravagantly or wastefully; squander,   (See also)        blues  
     (C13: from Old French bleu, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse blar, Old High German blao, Middle Dutch bla; related to Latin flavus yellow)  
  bluely      adv  
  blueness      n  

1    (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise  
2    feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating  
Blue   , Bluey  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   a person with red hair  
blue baby  
      n   a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp. caused by a congenital defect of the heart  
blue bag  
      n     (in Britain)  
1    a fabric bag for a barrister's robes  
2    a small bag containing blueing for laundering  
blue beret  
      n   an informal name for a soldier of a United Nations peacekeeping force  
blue billy  
      n     (N.Z.)      an informal name for       dove prion  
     (probably from the name Billy)  
blue blood  
      n   royal or aristocratic descent  
     (C19: translation of Spanish sangre azul)  
  blue-blooded      adj  
blue buck  
      n      another name for the       blaubok  
blue cheese  
      n   cheese containing a blue mould, esp. Stilton, Roquefort, or Danish blue,   (Also called (Austral. and N.Z.))    blue vein  
blue chip  
1    a gambling chip with the highest value  
2      (Finance)  
a    a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value  
b    (as modifier)  
a blue-chip company     
3    modifier   denoting something considered to be a valuable asset  
blue cod  
      n   a common marine spiny-finned food fish, Parapercis colias, of the sub-Antarctic waters of New Zealand, esp. at the Chatham Islands, which is greenish blue with brown marbling and inhabits rocky bottoms. Its smoked flesh is considered a delicacy,   (Also called)    rock cod, pakirikiri, patutuki  
      adj   of, relating to, or designating manual industrial workers  
a blue-collar union         Compare       white-collar       pink-collar  
blue devils  
      pl n  
1    a fit of depression or melancholy  
2    an attack of delirium tremens  
blue duck  
      n   a mountain duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos, of New Zealand having a mostly lead-blue plumage  
Blue Ensign  
      n   an ensign having the Union Jack on a blue background at the upper corner of the vertical edge alongside the hoist: flown by Royal Navy auxiliary vessels, and, with some extra distinguishing mark or insignia, by certain yacht clubs  
   Compare       Red Ensign       White Ensign  
blue-eyed boy  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   the favourite or darling of a person or group,   (Usual U.S. equivalent)    fair-haired boy  
blue-eyed grass  
      n   any of various mainly North American iridaceous marsh plants of the genus Sisyrinchium that have grasslike leaves and small flat starlike blue flowers  
blue-eyed Mary  
      n   a blue-flowered boraginaceous plant, Omphalodes verna, native to S Europe and cultivated in Britain  
blue-eyed soul  
Informal   soul music written and performed by White singers in a style derived from the blues  
Blue Flag  
      n   an award given to a seaside resort that meets EU standards of cleanliness of beaches and purity of water in bathing areas  
blue fox  
1    a variety of the arctic fox that has a pale grey winter coat and is bred for its fur  
2    the fur of this animal  
blue funk  
Slang   a state of great terror or loss of nerve  
blue goose  
      n   a variety of the snow goose that has a bluish-grey body and white head and neck  
blue-green algae  
      pl n      the former name for       cyanobacteria  
blue ground  
      n     (Mineralogy)      another name for       kimberlite  
blue grouse  
      n   a grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of W North America, having a bluish-grey plumage with a black tail  
blue gum  
1    a tall fast-growing widely cultivated Australian myrtaceous tree, Eucalyptus globulus, having aromatic leaves containing a medicinal oil, bark that peels off in shreds, and hard timber. The juvenile leaves are bluish in colour  
2    any of several other eucalyptus trees,   (See also)        red gum       1  
blue heeler  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)   a cattle dog that controls cattle by biting their heels,   (Also called)    heeler  
blue jay  
      n   a common North American jay, Cyanocitta cristata, having bright blue plumage with greyish-white underparts  
blue john  
      n   a blue or purple fibrous variety of fluorspar occurring only in Derbyshire: used for vases, etc  
blue laws  
      pl n     (U.S. history)   a number of repressive puritanical laws of the colonial period, forbidding any secular activity on Sundays  
blue lias  
      n   a type of rock composed of alternating layers of bluish shale or clay and grey argillaceous limestone  
   See also       Lias  
Blue Mantle  
      n   one of the four pursuivants of the British College of Arms  
blue merle  
      n      See       merle   2  
blue moon  
once in a blue moon  
Informal   very rarely; almost never  
blue mould  
1      (Also called)    green mould   any fungus of the genus Penicillium that forms a bluish mass on decaying food, leather, etc  
2    any fungal disease of fruit trees characterized by necrosis and a bluish growth on the affected tissue: mostly caused by Penicillium species  
Blue Mountains  
      pl n  
1    a mountain range in the U.S., in NE Oregon and SE Washington. Highest peak: Rock Creek Butte, 2773 m (9097 ft.)  
2    a mountain range in the Caribbean, in E Jamaica: Blue Mountain coffee is grown on its slopes. Highest peak: Blue Mountain Peak, 2256 m (7402 ft.)  
3    a plateau in SE Australia, in E New South Wales: part of the Great Dividing Range. Highest part: about 1134 m (3871 ft.)  
blue murder  
Informal   a great outcry, noise; horrible din (esp. in such phrases as cry, howl, scream, etc., blue murder)  
Blue Nile  
      n   a river in E Africa, rising in central Ethiopia as the Abbai and flowing southeast, then northwest to join the White Nile. Length: about 1530 km (950 miles)  
blue note  
      n     (Jazz)   a flattened third or seventh, used frequently in the blues  
blue pencil  
1    deletion, alteration, or censorship of the contents of a book or other work  
  blue-pencil   , -cils, -cilling, -cilled  
     (U.S.)   , -cils, -ciling, -ciled  
2    tr   to alter or delete parts of (a book, film, etc.), esp. to censor  
blue peter  
      n   a signal flag of blue with a white square at the centre, displayed by a vessel about to leave port  
     (C19: from the name Peter)  
blue pointer  
      n   a large shark, Isuropsis mako, of Australian coastal waters, having a blue back and pointed snout  
blue racer  
      n   a long slender blackish-blue fast-moving colubrid snake, Coluber constrictor flaviventris, of the U.S.  
blue riband   , ribband  
1    sometimes caps     (Also called (esp. U.S.))    blue ribbon   the record for the fastest sea journey between two places, esp. (in the 1920s and 30s) for a passenger liner between New York and Southampton  
a    the most distinguished achievement in any field  
b    (as modifier)  
the blue-riband event of the meeting     
blue ribbon  
1    (in Britain) a badge of blue silk worn by members of the Order of the Garter  
2    a badge awarded as the first prize in a competition  
3      (U.S.)   a badge worn by a member of a temperance society  
blue-ribbon jury  
      n      a U.S. name for a       special jury  
Blue Ridge Mountains  
      pl n   a mountain range in the eastern U.S., extending from West Virginia into Georgia: part of the Appalachian mountains. Highest peak: Mount Mitchell, 2038 m (6684 ft.)  
blue rinse  
1    a rinse for tinting grey hair a silvery-blue colour  
2    denoting or typifying an elderly, well-groomed, socially active, and comparatively wealthy woman  
Blue Rod  
      n     (Brit)   officer of the Order of St Michael and St George,   (Full title)    Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod  
blue run  
      n     (Skiing)   an easy run, suitable for beginners  
blue schist  
      n   a metamorphic rock formed under conditions of high pressure and relatively low temperature  
blue shift  
      n   a shift in the spectral lines of a stellar spectrum towards the blue end of the visible region relative to the wavelengths of these lines in the terrestrial spectrum: thought to be a result of the Doppler effect caused by stars approaching the solar system  
   Compare       red shift  
      n   modifier   of or denoting theoretical research without regard to any future application of its result  
a blue-sky project     
blue-sky law  
      n     (U.S.)   a state law regulating the trading of securities: intended to protect investors from fraud  
blue spruce  
      n   a spruce tree, Picea pungens glauca, native to the Rocky Mountains of North America, having blue-green needle-like leaves,   (Also called)    balsam spruce  
blue stain  
      n     (Forestry)   a bluish discoloration of sapwood caused by growth of fungi  
blue vein  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)      another name for       blue cheese  
blue vitriol  
      n   the fully hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulphate  
blue whale  
      n   the largest mammal: a widely distributed bluish-grey whalebone whale, Sibbaldus (or Balaenoptera) musculus, closely related and similar to the rorquals: family Balaenopteridae,   (Also called)    sulphur-bottom  
Cambridge blue  
a    a lightish blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a Cambridge-blue scarf     
2    a person who has been awarded a blue from Cambridge University  
cobalt blue  
1      (Also called)    Thénards blue   any greenish-blue pigment containing cobalt aluminate, usually made by heating cobaltous sulphate, aluminium oxide, and phosphoric acid together  
a    a deep blue to greenish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a cobalt-blue car     
Copenhagen blue  
a    a greyish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
Copenhagen-blue markings     
Danish blue  
      n   a strong-tasting white cheese with blue veins  
duck-egg blue  
a    a pale greenish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
duck-egg blue walls     
electric blue  
a    a strong metallic blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
an electric-blue evening dress     
gentian blue  
a    a purplish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
gentian-blue shoes     
      n   (at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a sportsman who substitutes for a full blue or who represents the university in a minor sport  
   Compare       blue       4  
indigo blue  
      adj   indigo-blue when prenominal   the full name for indigo (the colour and the dye)  
Kerry blue terrier  
      n   an Irish breed of terrier with a soft silky wavy coat of a silvery-grey or smoky blue colour  
methylene blue  
      n   a dark-green crystalline compound forming a blue aqueous solution, used as a mild antiseptic and biological stain. Formula: C16H18N3SCl.3H2O,   (Also called)    methylthionine chloride  
midnight blue  
a    a very dark blue colour; bluish black  
b    (as adj.)  
a midnight-blue suit     
navy blue  
a    a dark greyish-blue colour  
b    (as adj)  
a navy-blue suit        (Sometimes shortened to)    navy  
     (C19: from the colour of the British naval uniform)  
Nile blue  
a    a pale greenish-blue colour  
b    (as adj)  
a Nile-blue carpet     
Oxford blue  
a    a dark blue colour  
b    (as adj)  
an Oxford-blue scarf     
2    a person who has been awarded a blue from Oxford University  
peacock blue  
a    a greenish-blue colour  
b    (as adj)  
a peacock-blue car     
powder blue  
a    a dusty pale blue colour  
b    (as adj)  
a powder-blue coat     
Prussian blue  
1    any of a number of blue pigments containing ferrocyanide or ferricyanide ions  
a    the blue or deep greenish-blue colour of this pigment  
b    (as adj)  
a Prussian-blue carpet     
Queensland blue  
      n     (Austral)   a pumpkin with a bluish skin  
robin's-egg blue  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)  
a    a light greenish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a robin's-egg-blue dress     
royal blue  
a    a deep blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a royal-blue carpet     
saxe blue  
a    a light greyish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a saxe-blue dress     
     (C19: from French Saxe Saxony, source of a dye of this colour)  
Saxon blue  
      n   a dye made by dissolving indigo in a solution of sulphuric acid  
     (C19: named after Saxony, where it originated)  
sky blue  
a    a light or pale blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a sky-blue jumper     
sky-blue pink  
      adj   a jocular name for a nonexistent, unknown, or unimportant colour  
steel blue  
a    a dark bluish-grey colour  
b    (as adj)  
steel-blue eyes     
Thénard's blue  
      n      another name for       cobalt blue  
     (C19: named after Baron L. J. Thénard; see thenardite)  
1    unwaveringly or staunchly loyal, esp. to a person, a cause, etc.  
  true blue  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a staunch royalist or Conservative  
trypan blue  
      n   a dye obtained from tolidine that is absorbed by the macrophages of the reticuloendothelial system and is therefore used for staining cells in biological research  
     (so called because it is trypano-cidal: see trypanosome, -cide)  
Wedgwood blue  
a    a pale blue or greyish-blue colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a Wedgwood-blue door     
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