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rubicund

of a reddish colour; ruddy; rosy
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His nose had a rubicund tinge, which, together with the twinkle of his eye, might have marked him as a lover of the wine cup and good fellowship; notwithstanding which tokens he appeared ill at ease, and often glanced around him as if apprehensive of some secret mischief.
He was a tall man of middle age, with two goggle eyes whereof one was a fixture, a rubicund nose, a cadaverous face, and a suit of clothes (if the term be allowable when they suited him not at all) much the worse for wear, very much too small, and placed upon such a short allowance of buttons that it was marvellous how he contrived to keep them on.
He soon returned, greatly improved in appearance; but so rubicund, that I couldn't help thinking his face had this in common with the lobsters, crabs, and crawfish, - that it went into the hot water very black, and came out very red.
Having received his literary friend with great cordiality, he conducted him to the interior of the Bower and there presented him to Mrs Boffin:--a stout lady of a rubicund and cheerful aspect, dressed (to Mr Wegg's consternation) in a low evening-dress of sable satin, and a large black velvet hat and feathers.
However, few people if any read my articles and those that do seem more interested in the color of my skin and whether or not I can speak Korean (rubicund and sort of, by the way) so the collective should be safe.
9.3 0.3 Elaeocarpus serratus 4.9 0.3 Medinilla rubicund 4.1 0.2 Spondias axillaris 12.2 0.2 Actinodaphne obovata 4.9 0.3 Monsoon (n = 15) Winter (n = 42) Food items [+ or -] SE % dry weight [+ or -] SE Termites 1.5 2.0 0.2 Ants 0.5 1.0 0.2 Beetles 0.4 2.4 0.2 Bees 0.4 2.7 0.2 Wasps 0.4 0.7 0.2 Cockroach 0.4 1.0 0.3 Orthoptera 0.7 1.7 0.2 Unidentified 0.9 4.1 0.5 Vertebrates 0.5 7.5 0.3 Ficus 0.6 3.4 0.2 Alangium chinense 0.6 11.5 0.2 Horsefieldia amygdalina 0.5 7.8 0.1 Micromelum pubescens 0.4 7.5 0.2 Polyalthia simiarum 0.6 10.5 0.2 Calamus sp.
The fine cast of this bittersweet romance includes Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, and a rubicund Ken Stott as Bobby's father.
Their palette comprised rubicund reds, arctic pink, sapphire blue, carbon grey and burnt sienna mined from the depths of the planet's glory, and the appreciation for the designs was evident as this was the only collection to get repeated applause and hoots at the show.
His Mr Fullerjoy, with his rubicund spectacles and round-faced features, represented his readers all through World War II and was loved by Echo readers in the same way as Gren's Ponty and Pop characters would be in more peaceful times.
Later in February a well-loved figure returns to the podium, Andrew Litton conducting Elgar's rubicund 'Falstaff' and joined by the thoughtful Freddy Kempf in Prokofiev's finger-crunching Piano Concerto no.2, Respighi's extravagant 'Pines of Rome' completing the programme.
The story opens on "two stout, rubicund, richly dressed old buffers" (490) disapprovingly discussing the theft of a set of shirts by a young man, Charles Albright, romantically involved with one of their daughters.
for a moment at Shreve leaning forward into the lamp, his naked torso pink-gleaming and baby-smooth, cherubic, almost hairless, the twin moons of his spectacles glinting against his moonlike rubicund face" (147).