crimson

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crimson

a. a deep or vivid red colour
b. (as adjective): a crimson rose
References in classic literature ?
The favorable excitement derived from this little crimson rose afforded Clifford the brightest moment which he enjoyed at the breakfast-table.
They were led away drenched with crimson from head to foot.
Rebecca had heard the news of its arrival, but waited until nearly dark before asking permission to go to the Simpsons', so that she might see the gorgeous trophy lighted and sending a blaze of crimson glory through its red crepe paper shade.
The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed `Off with her head
bright are a thousand shades, Crimson splashes and slender blades With five white fillets bound.
The youth could not tell from the battle flags flying like crimson foam in many directions which color of cloth was winning.
They led Eva to a bed of pure white leaves, above which drooped the fragrant petals of a crimson rose.
Undoing the silver clasps, he opened the volume, and took from among its black-letter pages a rose, or what was once a rose, though now the green leaves and crimson petals had assumed one brownish hue, and the ancient flower seemed ready to crumble to dust in the doctor's hands.
In another part of the room, opposite to a tall looking- glass, stands our beloved chair, newly polished, and adorned with a gorgeous cushion of crimson velvet tufted with gold.
And he showed her, lying on the palm of his hand, a Locket of a deep crimson colour, the same shape as the blue one and, like it, attached to a slender golden chain.
Young Madame de Bellegarde was dressed in an audacious toilet of crimson crape, bestrewn with huge silver moons--thin crescent and full disks.
But if any shifting motion caused her to turn pale there was the mark again, a crimson stain upon the snow, in what Aylmer sometimes deemed an almost fearful distinctness.