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Meaning of "blue john" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BLUE JOHN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLUE JOHN

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Blue john is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BLUE JOHN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Derbyshire Blue John

Derbyshire Blue John is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton in Derbyshire. During the 19th century, it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale.

Definition of blue john in the English dictionary

The definition of blue john in the dictionary is a blue or purple fibrous variety of fluorspar occurring only in Derbyshire: used for vases, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLUE JOHN

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blue goose
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blue gum
blue heeler
Blue Helmet
Blue Hen State
blue jay
blue jeans
blue laws
blue lias
Blue Mantle
blue merle
blue moon
blue mould
Blue Mountains
blue murder
Blue Nile
blue note

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLUE JOHN

demijohn
First Epistle of John
john
Lake Saint John
Little John
Mendelssohn
Prester John
Saint John
Second Epistle of John
St John
Third Epistle of John
Wolfensohn

Synonyms and antonyms of blue john in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «blue john» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLUE JOHN

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The translations of blue john from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «blue john» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

约翰蓝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

azul john
570 millions of speakers

English

blue john
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीले जॉन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جون الأزرق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

синий Джон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Blue John
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নীল জন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

blue John
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

John biru
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Blue John
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブルージョン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

블루 존
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Biru john
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

màu xanh john
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீல ஜான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निळा जॉन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mavi john
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

blue John
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niebieski john
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

синій Джон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

albastru john
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπλε john
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Blou Johannes
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blå john
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blå john
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of blue john

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLUE JOHN»

The term «blue john» is regularly used and occupies the 68.612 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLUE JOHN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about blue john

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLUE JOHN»

Discover the use of blue john in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to blue john and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Police Suicide: Epidemic in Blue
In this second edition of Police Suicide: Epidemic in Blue, the author brings together "old and new" information on police suicide and he introduces some promising findings.
John M. Violanti, 2007
2
Have Blue
This is a historical techno-thriller with a strong romantic story line, loosely based on the first days of that project.
John T. Cullen, 2002
3
The Boy Who Loved Blue
If he asked me to tell him the same story again, I knew it was good and would write it down. This story-The Boy Who Loved Blue-is based on him when during a brief period, he wore only blue tee shirts.
John S. S. Punith, 2012
4
Neon Blue
In this steamy, intriguing novel of suspense, DEA Special Agent Laurel "Blue" Humboldt must unravel not only the deadly secrets of an international drug cartel, but also the unusual love triangle in which she finds herself.
John T. Cullen, 2007
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A Darker Shade of Blue
From the killing fields of the East Midlands to the mean streets of London, from the jazz clubs and clip joints of Soho to the barren fenlands of East Anglia, this is a world of broken families and run-down estates, revenge killings and ...
John Harvey, 2011
6
Prussian Blue
Pursued and hounded like traitors who had betrayed their country, the Bents are in a race against time, determined to discover the significance of Prussian Blue .
John A. Davis, 2009
7
Blue
Simple text and photographs describe common things that are blue, including blueberries, bluebirds, and blue jeans.
John Gage, Michael Tooby, New Art Gallery (Walsall, England), 2000
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Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of ...
BLUE JOHN CANYON (Wayne) originates in the high Roost country south of the Roost Flats, draining northeast into Horseshoe Canyon. This entire area is now part of Canyonlands National Park. The canyon was named after John Griffith, ...
John W. Van Cott, 1990
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
Banded Blue John fluorite has long been carved into ornaments in both England and France; its modern industrial uses include toothpaste. MATTHEW BOUL- TON used Blue John for candelabra. T. Ford: Derbyshire Blue John (Ashbourne,  ...
Gordon Campbell, 2006
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Discovery Walks in Derbyshire
Treak Cliff Cavern is billed as "the ultimate underground experience for people of all ages", where the richest known veins of Blue John Stone and Castleton's finest stalactite and stalagmites can be viewed. The cavern was discovered this ...
Paul A. Biggs, Sandra Biggs, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLUE JOHN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term blue john is used in the context of the following news items.
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Antenna: A positive Masterpiece
Speaking of hardstones such as the magnificent Blue John, Adrian Sassoon — normally the destination for seekers of contemporary ceramics ... «Christie's, Jul 15»
2
Martin Naylor: When school trips were more than just a chance to …
Another favourite trip when I was a schoolboy was the Blue John Mine in north Derbyshire – climbing Mam Tor before descending into what ... «Derby Telegraph, Jun 15»
3
Paraglider breaks ankle in crash landing in Castleton
The 59-year-old, from Bollington, near Macclesfield, crashed on the hillside above Blue John Cavern on Friday. It was his first accident in 30 ... «Sheffield Telegraph, Jun 15»
4
Derbyshire Blue John Highlights UK's Antiques for Everyone Show
A superb collection of Derbyshire Blue John goes on display at Antiques for Everyone, the UK's major summer antiques fair, held at the National Exhibition ... «ArtfixDaily, Jun 15»
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A blue John Deere? Paint job leads police to 'truckloads' of stolen …
A blue John Deere? Paint job leads police to 'truckloads' of stolen goods. By Angelica Carrillo and News Staff Published: May 22, 2015 at 5:21 ... «KMTR NewsSource 16, May 15»
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Castleton jeweller creates Blue John ring for first female bishop
“She has always admired Blue John and so wanted a piece of Derbyshire set in the ring, which she wanted to be made by a local Derbyshire ... «Matlock Today, Feb 15»
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Female bishop wears blue john
When history was made and the first female Church of England bishop Libby Lane was ordained a week ago, a little piece of Blue John from ... «The Star, Feb 15»
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Bygones: 1966 TV report shows mining of Blue John stone
TREAK Cliff Hill is the only place in the world where blue John stone occurs naturally. The mineral stone is a unique banded form of fluorspar ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 14»
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'Ladylike' Blue John eggs see big revival
Vicky Turner, owner of Treak Cliff Cavern, a show cave in the Peak District and one of only two working Blue John mines in the world, said: ... «Derby Telegraph, Apr 14»
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VIDEO: Lost Blue John vein found in Peaks cavern
John Turner of the Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton Peak District with a piece of Blue John Stone ready for visitor to polish. Photo: Chris Lawton. «The Star, Aug 13»

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