crimson


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crimson

a. a deep or vivid red colour
b. (as adjective): a crimson rose
References in classic literature ?
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.
Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart.
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.
The favorable excitement derived from this little crimson rose afforded Clifford the brightest moment which he enjoyed at the breakfast-table.
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.
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.