crimson


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crimson

a. a deep or vivid red colour
b. (as adjective): a crimson rose
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At the funeral the Woman stood at the head of the bier, holding a lighted crimson candle till it was wasted entirely away.
The crimson hand expressed the ineludible gripe in which mortality clutches the highest and purest of earthly mould, degrading them into kindred with the lowest, and even with the very brutes, like whom their visible frames return to dust.
And the marvellous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky.
A little distance from the prow Those crimson shadows were: I turned my eyes upon the deck-- Oh, Christ!
They were led away drenched with crimson from head to foot.
The youth could not tell from the battle flags flying like crimson foam in many directions which color of cloth was winning.
The crushed and dried petals stirred, and assumed a deepening tinge of crimson, as if the flower were reviving from a deathlike slumber; the slender stalk and twigs of foliage became green; and there was the rose of half a century, looking as fresh as when Sylvia Ward had first given it to her lover.
"Here is a new kind of rose, which I found this morning in the garden," said she, choosing a small crimson one from among the flowers in the vase.
"Oh, I could never say anything like that!" exclaimed Rebecca, who was blushing crimson at her awkward fall.
it was beautiful - a splendid place carpeted with crimson, and crimson-covered chairs and tables, and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold, a shower of glass-drops hanging in silver chains from the centre, and shimmering with little soft tapers.
Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King's crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS.
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.