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The school colours might be sinoper.

  1. = SINOPER 1.
   ?c1450 Lydgate's Chron. Troy II. (1555) xi. 964 Green Depeynt with asure, golde, cinople, & grene. 1567 J. MAPLET Gr. Forest 98 The Parret hath all hir whole bodie greene, sauing that..she hath a Coller or Chaine naturally wrought like to Sinople or Vermelon. 1569 J. SANDFORD tr. Agrippa's Van. Artes 159 From hence came the temperatures of Asure, of Cinnaber, of Sinople, of Purple.
  
  attrib. 1552 HULOET, Synople coulour or redde.
     2. = SINOPER 2.
 
  1548 ELYOT, Miniaria, the place where synople is dygged. Ibid., Minium, synople or redde leade. 1611 COTGR., Minion, Synople, red lead, Vermillion. 1683 PETTUS Fleta Min. II. 7 The Common Armoniack he [Pliny] calls Synoper (and we Synople).


 

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