One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pale greyish blue.‘eyes of a startlingly bright china blue’
- ‘There was no chance of snowfall, and the sky was a fine, mottled china-blue and off-white.’
- ‘All eyes in our family are blue, but hers are the bluest at the moment - china blue, sky blue, wide and scared.’
- ‘Her china blue, saucer-sized eyes widened as I gently pulled her husband and kids from the extra car and extracted a bunch of bills from her stacks of bank.’
- ‘A border of china blue tile went around the bottom half of the walls, with the top half whitewash.’
- ‘Morton, with her large brow and china-blue eyes, has one of those faces, like Falconetti or Lilian Gish, which convey a whole inner world.’
- ‘Instead, of course, he found himself staring into the china blue eyes of Miss Tiffany Irving.’
- ‘A small smile became etched in his faintly wrinkled face, and his china-blue eyes softened.’
- ‘There, on the table, a flower the yellow of flax closes, the irises unfolding, two of them deep blue-purple, a third is larger, and china blue.’
- ‘As for the dance on Friday, April 17, if you want to go with me, I'll be wearing my china blue dress.’
- ‘Charles saw her china-blue eyes widen in dismay when she realized Allie wasn't alone.’
- ‘Looking absolutely nothing like Rebecca, Danita took strongly after their mother, with her china blue eyes, porcelain skin, and loads of thick, curly red hair.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.