Usage examples for Azured

  1. Sometimes the beauty of the haire resembleth the colour of gold and honey, sometimes the blew plumes and azured feathers about the neckes of Doves, especially when it is either anointed with the gumme of Arabia, or trimmely tuft out with the teeth of a fine combe, which if it be tyed up in the pole of the necke, it seemeth to the lover that beholdeth the same, as a glasse that yeeldeth forth a more pleasant and gracious comelinesse than if it should be sparsed abroad on the shoulders of the woman, or hang down scattering behind. – The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
  2. Now sucke childe and sleepe childe, thy mothers owne ioy Her only sweete comfort, to drowne all annoy For beauty surpassing the azured skie I loue thee my darling, as ball of mine eye. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  3. Weeds floating by, a little below the surface, are azured. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  4. The conjecture takes some little plausibility from Shakespeare's elsewhere linking primrose and harebell together: " Thou shalt not lack The flower that's like thy face, pale primrose, nor The azured harebell, like thy veins...." – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch