I remember one being on light and experiments to show white light was made up of the colours of the rainbow, then reversing this by spinning a many-coloured
wheel so fast all you could see was white.
So we have for example, a gay and many-coloured
bunch of chatty parrots, the Persian firebird and dignified cranes.
The highlight was the many-coloured
keel-billed toucan, Belize's national bird, flying from tree to tree.
Considering the multifaceted, rich tapestry of India weaved in many-coloured
threads of cultures, beliefs and practices, the saying is not entirely wrong.
In many instances the lines that compose these figures are formed by many different colours-asone, similar to the many-coloured
wires that make up an electrical cable, but with shorter strands.
Higdon has chosen five poems from two of Lowell's most important collections, A Dome of Many-Coloured
Glass and Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (both 1912).
But it was another side of nature that we loved on a catamaran trip from nearby Port Douglas out to the Great Barrier Reef, where the coral-viewing options included snorkelling or scuba diving, helmet diving (no need to get your hair wet) or looking out at the many-coloured
fish and coral from a submersible.
In the Pittura Metafisica of Giorgio de Chirico it would become representative of the world's 'immense museum of strangeness, full of curious many-coloured
toys' which, when broken, reveal themselves to be hollow objects.
Workmen built the exterior under Brother Joseph's watchful eye, and he finished the interior with its many-coloured
This book, filled with excellent colour pictures and a wealth of detailed information, notes that one contemporary writer praised the windows for their splendours saying; "nothing like it could be seen in England, whether for the brilliancy of its glass windows, beauty of its marbled pavements or the many-coloured
In the words of Shelley, "Life, like a dome of many-coloured
glass, stains the white radiance of Eternity." Not only different sects of Muslims but also followers of all religions see the same Creator of the universe through different segments of the tainted glass-dome because of their mental and spiritual limitations, until death tramples the dome into pieces and human beings are able to see the white light behind the multi-coloured glass-dome.
The white page may be overwritten; and the white light may be broken." The last image in particular recalls Shelley's "Dome of many-coloured
glass," as does Gandalf's prompt rejoinder "In which case it is no longer white.