But what kind of squirrel?

Whitaker’s Almanack, 1935:

“COLOURS NAMED, NUMBERED, AND CODED – The British Colour Council has issued a Dictionary of Colour Standards, the first volume of which shows 220 colours presented on pure silk ribbon and named, numbered and coded . . . The colours, other than spectrum colors, fall into three classes – those which can be matched to definitely existing standards, such as Wedgewood blue or Post Office red; those which can be matched to the average of a number of samples, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, such as squirrel, carrot, and sapphire; and those which the colour sensation attributed to a definite colour name shows a very wide divergence of opinion, such as sky blue, saxe blue, and old rose.”

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