Friday, December 7, 2012

New Words and Cute Guys #7

noun /ˈtiNGkCHər/ 
tinctures, plural

     1.    A medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol - the remedies can be administered in the form of tinctures - a bottle containing tincture of iodine

     2.    A slight trace of something - she could not keep a tincture of bitterness out of her voice

     3.    Any of the conventional colors (including the metals and stains, and often the furs) used in coats of arms

     4.     A light color, tint, or tinge

     5.     A slight admixture or infusion of some substance or quality, trace smattering

     1.    Be tinged, flavored, or imbued with a slight amount of - Arthur's affability was tinctured with faint sarcasm

                                 Actions receive their tincture from the times,
                                 And as they change are virtues made or crimes?
                                                                          ~Daniel Defoe, A Hymn to the Pillory

The tincture of this guy's eyes is green.

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