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scarlet

1. a vivid red colour, sometimes with an orange tinge
2. of the colour scarlet
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scarlet

[′skär·lət]
(organic chemistry)
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References in classic literature ?
So saying Robin Hood stepped forth briskly from the covert and planted himself in the way of the scarlet stranger.
Thrice did Robin smite the scarlet man--with such blows that a less stout fellow must have bowled over.
In scarlet he came to us, and that shall be his name henceforth.
All scarlet were his hose and jerkin, and scarlet was his cowled cap, with a scarlet feather stuck in the side of it.
Presently Eric saw where Little John stood among the others, a head and shoulders above them all, and he called to him loudly, "Halloa, thou long-legged fellow in scarlet! Broad are thy shoulders and thick thy head; is not thy lass fair enough for thee to take cudgel in hand for her sake?
"Who is yon stranger clad all in scarlet?" said some, and others answered, "It is he that hath but now so soundly cracked the crown of Eric o' Lincoln." Thus the people talked among themselves, until at last it reached even the Sheriff's ears.
The scarlet monster made a snap at the Nome's left foot, but missed it by fully an inch.
His body was hairy like that of an ape, and his only clothing was a scarlet scarf twisted around his waist.
'Scarlet Letter.' But none of Hawthorne's fables are without a profound and distant reach into the recesses of nature and of being.
"I am telling Konstantin Dmitrievitch about Turovtsin in the scarlet fever," she said, bending over to her sister.
Even if I imagine a scheme of vengeance, what could I do better for my object than to let thee live -- than to give thee medicines against all harm and peril of life -- so that this burning shame may still blaze upon thy bosom?" As he spoke, he laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's breast, as if it had been red hot.
Nay, from the moment when we came down the old church-steps together, a married pair, I might have beheld the bale-fire of that scarlet letter blazing at the end of our path!"