Yellow wash

(Pharm.) yellow oxide of mercury suspended in water, - a mixture prepared by adding corrosive sublimate to limewater.

See also: Yellow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And what would a sub-chanter of the sixteenth century say, on beholding the beautiful yellow wash, with which our archiepiscopal vandals have desmeared their cathedral?
Digetex Home is never slow to pick up on a trend, and their Isabella Yellow Roller Blind, PS119, scattered with blowsy yellow roses on a yellow wash background, could win compliments for a well-dressed window.
With its yellow wash, orange and green pastel, and the figure of the woman reduced to an arched leg abutting a bent, bulging torso, Untitled (Reclining Woman) resembles nothing so much as Untitled (Abstraction in golds and yellows) (c.
And Ceramica Varm goes big with Valentina featuring orange and blue butterflies with daisies on a yellow wash. The pattern combines all of the color strength experienced at the show with a light, pale green; blue; and yellow border.
The walls have been given a warm yellow wash, while the touches of red and green tableware make the room very warm and welcoming.
"Wala pong cover up at walang white wash or yellow wash (There is no cover up and there is no white wash or yellow wash)," Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.
Soon the first waders will start south again for the winter, and the Irish Sea movement of juvenile willow warblers will begin - watch out for these yellow washed youngsters in coastal scrub.
Three different yellow washes have been mixed together on the walls which contrast well with the sea-blue and terracotta doors and window frames and the vivid red Aga.