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 for coloring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Color \Col"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Colored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Coloring.] [F. colorer.]
     1. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing,
        staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to
        stain.
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              The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in
              them there is nothing else than a certain power and
              disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that
              color.                                --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     2. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a
        false appearance to; usually, to give a specious
        appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make
        plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were
        colored by his prejudices.
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              He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express
              command from Jupiter to forsake the queen. --Dryden.
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     3. To hide. [Obs.]
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              That by his fellowship he color might
              Both his estate and love from skill of any wight.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coloring \Col"or*ing\, n.
     1. The act of applying color to; also, that which produces
        color.
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     2. Change of appearance as by addition of color; appearance;
        show; disguise; misrepresentation.
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              Tell the whole story without coloring or gloss.
                                                    --Compton
                                                    Reade.
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     Dead coloring. See under Dead.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coloring
      n 1: a digestible substance used to give color to food; "food
           color made from vegetable dyes" [syn: coloring,
           colouring, food coloring, food colouring, food
           color, food colour]
      2: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they
         emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of
         many different wavelengths of light" [syn: color, colour,
         coloring, colouring] [ant: achromaticity,
         achromatism, colorlessness, colourlessness]
      3: the act or process of changing the color of something [syn:
         coloring, colouring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  283 Moby Thesaurus words for "coloring":
     Klangfarbe, abstractionism, achromatism, acrylic painting, acting,
     affectation, affective meaning, appearance, attitudinizing,
     bearing, bloom, bluff, bluffing, blush, blushing, cast, cheating,
     chromatic, chromatism, chromism, chromogen, clang color, coat,
     coat of paint, coating, cold, color, color balance, color filter,
     color gelatin, color harmony, color printing, color scheme,
     colorant, coloration, colorific, coloring, complexion,
     confabulation, connotation, consequence, cool, crimsoning,
     dead-color, deception, decorator color, deformation, delusion,
     denotation, dichromatic, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling,
     dissimulation, distemper, distortion, drier, drift, dye, dyeing,
     dyestuff, effect, embellishment, emblazonry, encaustic cerography,
     encaustic painting, equivocation, erubescent, essence,
     exaggeration, expressionism, extension, exterior paint, facade,
     face, fakery, faking, false air, false coloring, false front,
     false show, false swearing, falsification, falsifying, falsity,
     feigning, feint, finger painting, flat coat, flat wash,
     floor enamel, flower painting, flush, flushing, force,
     four-flushing, fraud, fresco painting, front, garbling,
     genre painting, gilt, gist, gloss, glow, glowing, gouache,
     grammatical meaning, grisaille, ground, guise, harmonious, hectic,
     hectic flush, hue, humbug, humbuggery, hyperbole, idea,
     illumination, illustration, impact, impasto, implication, import,
     imposture, inaccuracy, injustice, intension, interior paint, key,
     lexical meaning, literal meaning, lithography, litotes, mantling,
     many-colored, masquerade, matching, meaning, medium, medley,
     meretriciousness, miscoloring, misconstruction, misdrawing,
     mispainting, misquotation, misreport, misrepresentation,
     misstatement, misteaching, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic,
     motley, mural painting, natural color, nonrealism, oil painting,
     opaque color, ostentation, outward show, overdrawing,
     overstatement, overtone, paint, painting, pallor, parti-colored,
     perjury, pertinence, perversion, picturization, pigment,
     pigmentary, pigmentation, pith, playacting, point, polychromatic,
     portraiture, pose, posing, poster painting, posture,
     practical consequence, pretense, pretension, pretext,
     prevarication, prime coat, primer, priming, prismatic, pudency,
     pudicity, purport, put-on, rainbow, range of meaning, real meaning,
     reddening, reference, referent, relation, relevance,
     representation, rubefacient, rubescence, rubescent, rubificative,
     rufescence, scope, seeming, semantic cluster, semantic field,
     semblance, sense, shade, sham, show, significance, signification,
     significatum, signifie, simulacrum, simulation, skin color,
     slanting, span of meaning, speciousness, spectral, spirit, stain,
     staining, straining, structural meaning, substance, suffusion, sum,
     sum and substance, symbolic meaning, tempera, tenor, the brush,
     thinner, timbre, tinct, tinction, tinctorial, tincture, tinge,
     tingent, tinging, tint, tinting, tonality, tone, tone color,
     tone quality, toning, totality of associations,
     transferred meaning, transparent color, turpentine, turps,
     twisting, unadorned meaning, undercoat, undercoating, undercolor,
     understatement, undertone, value, variegated, varnish, vehicle,
     warm, wash, wash coat, wash drawing, window dressing
  
  

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