18. WATCHET: Watchet is a very pale blue color, similar to sky blue. According to folk etymology, the color takes its name from the town of Watchet on the coast of Somerset in southwest England, the cliffs around which appear pale blue because they are rich in alabaster. As neat a story as this is, however, it’s much more likely that watchet is really derived from waiss, an old Belgian-French word for royal blue.
16. SINOPER: Popular amongst Renaissance artists, sinoper or sinople was an artist’s pigment containing particles of hematite, an iron-rich mineral that gave it a rich rust-red color. Its name comes from the town of Sinop on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, from where it was first imported into Europe in the late Middle Ages.
14. PUKE: Fortunately, when William Shakespeare wrote of a "puke-stocking" in Henry IV: Part 1 (II.iv), he didn’t mean anything having to do with vomit. In 16th century England, puke was the name of a high quality woolen fabric, which was typically a dull, dark brown color.
Skyerne ligner store hvide eller grå totter, der er rullet rundt og rundt. DR Vejrets brugere har sendt os meget flotte billeder fra onsdag af en såkaldt "gustfront". Forklaring på gustfront under torden: Vi har ikke rigtig noget dansk ord for fænomenet, men det er en mindre koldfront, der ligger foran en "rigtig" koldfront med kraftige tordenbyger. Når koldfrontens tordenbyger er meget kraftige, kan den kolde luft, som nedbøren trækker med ned, blæse frem foran fronten og løfte den varme…
9. INCARNADINE: Incarnadine is an etymological cousin of the adjective "incarnate," meaning “having bodily form.” In this sense it literally means flesh-colored, but Shakespeare used it to mean blood-red in Macbeth, and nowadays it’s usually used to refer to a rich crimson or dark-red color.