any of a class of blue celestial objects, at one time thought to be stars, that do not emit appreciable radio waves.
a disease of raspberries and blackberries, characterized by blue discoloration of the stem, wilting, and discoloration and decay of the roots, caused by a fungus, Verticillium alboatrum. Historical Examples The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability or interest. a member of a mid-18th-century London literary circle: Lady Montagu was a celebrated bluestocking. Historical Examples Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, September, 1905 Various Race Improvement : or, Eugenics : a Little Book on a Great Subject La Reine Helen Baker Modern marriage […]
a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc. Contemporary Examples Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns Jimmy Breslin November 21, 2013 Historical Examples Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter Things a Boy Should […]
one of a small group of blue stars within a cluster that falls near the main sequence even though other stars of its color have evolved off the main sequence.