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chromatophobia, chromophobia.
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It was a big house, round, as were all the Munchkin houses, and painted blue, which is the distinctive color of the Munchkin Country of Oz.
What we do is to apply certain substances that have the property of absorbing from white light all the colors except those that we would have our houses appear.
Where, at first, it absorbed all colors from the light but red, its molecular structure was so changed that it absorbed red and all colors except blue.
Each was the replica of the other in everything except color.
With quick, nervous movements among his array of test-tubes, he turned a white solution to a wine color, and a light yellow solution to a dark brown.
It was indeed startling, the sudden transition from void to light and form and color.
This pattern, and the colors, yes, I will tell the Emperor without delay, how very beautiful I think them.
We shall be much obliged to you," said the impostors, and then they named the different colors and described the pattern of the pretended stuff.
asked the impostors of the Emperor's second ambassador; at the same time making the same gestures as before, and talking of the design and colors which were not there.
And accordingly he praised the stuff he could not see, and declared that he was delighted with both colors and patterns.
When asked to name aloud the incompatible ink colors in which a list of color words is printed (for example, to say "blue" in response to the word "yellow" printed in blue ink, "red" in response to the word "green" printed in red ink, and so on), people experience a mental sensation comparable to running in a swimming pool - you just can't do it quickly.