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References in classic literature ?
"A bed-quilt made of patches of different kinds and colors of cloth, all neatly sewed together.
'crazy-quilt,' because the patches and colors are so mixed up.
"Or here!" With quick, nervous movements among his array of test-tubes, he turned a white solution to a wine color, and a light yellow solution to a dark brown.
It was indeed startling, the sudden transition from void to light and form and color.
"White light is composed of the seven primary colors," he argued to me.
Where, at first, it absorbed all colors from the light but red, its molecular structure was so changed that it absorbed red and all colors except blue.
"This pattern, and the colors, yes, I will tell the Emperor without delay, how very beautiful I think them."
"We shall be much obliged to you," said the impostors, and then they named the different colors and described the pattern of the pretended stuff.
"Does not the stuff appear as beautiful to you, as it did to my lord the minister?" asked the impostors of the Emperor's second ambassador; at the same time making the same gestures as before, and talking of the design and colors which were not there.
That is very odd; however, no one shall know anything about it." And accordingly he praised the stuff he could not see, and declared that he was delighted with both colors and patterns.
What glorious colors!" and at the same time they pointed to the empty frames; for they imagined that everyone else could see this exquisite piece of workmanship.
With many variables to consider before even embarking on an exterior coloring project, mistakes cost both time and money, which is why the color experts at NCS Colour AB (formerly known as the Scandinavian Colour Institute) in Stockholm, Sweden have introduced the NCS Exterior Color Collection.