high yellow


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high′ yel′low


n.
usage: This term is used esp. in the southern U.S. to refer to a mulatto. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived to be insulting. The context often implies that the person is more like a white than a black.
n.
(a contemptuous term used to refer to a light-skinned black person.)

Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.Also called high′ yal′ler (ˈyæl ər)
[1920–25]
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The pillar-box was let into a high yellow wall where the lane met the road, and having dropped the letters into it, Helen was for turning back.
Ringed by high yellow grass and land mines, it is roughly 12 miles from the Syrian border and a half-hour drive from the nearest Israeli town, Kiryat Shmona, a community of about 20,000 people near the Lebanese border.
It does leave them vulnerable to counterattacks but they have dealt with that well - which is reflected in the high yellow card count.
Over the past two years, Dogs Trust has been touring the country with its four tonne, 3.2 metre high yellow mascot Dogcilla in a bid to raise awareness of the law change on April 6.
Referred to as High Yeller, High Yaller or High Yellow.
craftsmanship: Uncle Frank's high yellow skin hardened to the color
By Pratap John/Chief Business Reporter India's proposal to hike duty import of gold as a means to curb high yellow metal imports may affect local jewellers, industry sources have said.
The reference sample containing pure green pigment (G) had light transmission at 400-600 nm with a maximum peak at 520 nm, whereas the reference sample containing high yellow pigment (Y) had light transmission at 450-700 nm with a maximum at 550-700 nm.
Hugh Baird's floristry students were also given the chance to showcase their talents which included balloon art depicting a six-foot high yellow submarine and the Abbey Road zebra crossing along with Beatles models.
"There were twelve first families in the year 1860, skin brown and blue black and deep red and high yellow. They walked fast through thorny underbrush with only the stars to guide, the moon to give light.