Q: "Mauve" adj. fig.?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Jun 19 13:30:30 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 09:11:04AM -0400, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> Can someone with on-line access to OED3 tell me what it has for
> "mauve" adj. in a figurative sense in the 19th c.,?  Whether related
> to the "mauve decade" or otherwise.

OED3 doesn't show any figurative use of _mauve_.

Jesse Sheidlower

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