Bice, Bise (?), n. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.] Paint.

A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.

Green bice is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper.

Cooley. Brande & C.

 

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Bise (?), n. [F.]

A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.

 

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Bise (?), n. Paint.

See Bice.

 

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