Coventry blue

blue thread of a superior dye, made at Coventry, England, and used for embroidery.

See also: Coventry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Coventry was once famous for its production of sought-after blue fabric - hence the saying 'as true as Coventry blue' - and it is believed that these pits were involved in the process of cloth preparation.
Choir members for the event were made up of members of local church choirs and choral societies including Birmingham Bach Choir, Saint Michael's Singers and Coventry Blue Coat School Choir.
Leading them will be Birmingham Bach Choir, Saint Michael's Singers and Coventry Blue Coat School Choir.
"Being pregnant, I may not go as far as using my team's colours in the nursery but I'll definitely consider a sunny Coventry blue or Norwich yellow."
At 50.26, frustration for Vallerand boiled over as he dropped the gloves for the first time in Coventry blue with Flames' Kevin Phillips.
The striking external effect will be achieved by cladding it in pre-painted copper and glass tiles lower down while upper storeys will be rendered in Coventry blue.
Paint our cathedrals Coventry blue? Will more tourists arrive?
With Godiva and Larkin, the Specials, too, And ribbons as true as Coventry Blue, Frank Whittle, who made our jet planes fly, And the novelist George Eliot, born nearby, And bikes and cars - all made here Sent to Coventry?
Organisations which were presented with the Investors in People plaque by Mrs Moore were: A Forsyth Farmwork; Anderson & Ryan; Catering Alliance; Corporate IT Client Group; Classics Hair & Beauty; Complete Care; Coventry Blue Coat School; Lord Leycester Hotel; Milverton Primary School; Powergen UK (Energy Trading); Rotary International; St Andrew's Benn Primary School; the Bateman Group; TMPL; CP Technologies; Goodyers End Primary School; Instarmac Group; Specsavers and Coventry University Centre for Higher Education Development.
Sandra Camwell Keresley Interesting read on facebook.com/coventrytelegraph Coventry the colour Heritage Open Coventry Blue dye I WAS interested in reading the article about Coventry Blue, which was mentioned in the Coventry Telegraph on September 2.
Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School has been given pounds 33,242 to provide after school clubs.