from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A water-soluble, yellowish-brown pigment.
- n. A grayish to yellowish brown.
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- n. Alternative spelling of bistre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dark brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In painting, a brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood.
- Of the color of bister; blackish-brown.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot
( "bister") and Cogenhoe ( "cook-no"), I am very tolerant of eccentric local pronunciations.
Joanna could see the lines of sleeplessness on his face beneath a thick coating of rice powder and rouge; the dark rings of bister and fatigue made the queer eyes even paler.
Those great eyes, smudged in with bister — aha, pools to drown love in!
Well, then, observe me; note the bister about my eyes, the swollen lips, the shaking hand.
She looked white and spent; there were bister circles round her eyes.
She had remarked that Francois 'forehead was stained or dyed of a bister color, his eyes were bloodshot and encircled with blue lines, his lips marked with furrows, like the impression which burning sulphur leaves on living flesh.
Kraften, de goda gudarnas gåva, bister som bärsärk biter i sköld.
This college park atlanta that you may transitively splitter that it is not ok to bister in ionised you babel to letup in.
* 'I give and bequeath to my bister Botty the sum of 90/. at my dejith, iind Forty more at the birth of her tirst child.