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A bright red pigment consisting of lead chromate with varying amounts of lead oxide.
- ‘There are a number of other colors that are lead based such as the Chrome reds and yellows and even genuine Naples Yellow.’
- ‘An imitation of chrome red is made by coloring white lead, orange lead, or barytes with some of the coal-tar dyes, especially with eosin.’
- ‘But I could get copper reds on the bottom and chrome reds on top, all in the same firing.’
- ‘Chrome red was also known as scarlet chrome and was a cold, red hue.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.