- A deep, slightly bluish red.
- crimson colour:
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- To my horror I perceived that the yellow blossoms were all dabbled with crimson.
deep, slightly bluish red
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- Having a deep red colour.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter V, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
- Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
- 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast
- Her crimson dress inflames grey corridors, or flaring in a sunshaft through high branches makes of the deep green shadows a greenness darker yet, and a darkness greener.
- Immodest. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
having a deep red colour
- To blush.
- 1922, James Joyce, chapter 13, in Ulysses:
- Gerty MacDowell bent down her head and crimsoned at the idea of Cissy saying an unladylike thing like that out loud she'd be ashamed of her life to say, flushing a deep rosy red, and Edy Boardman said she was sure the gentleman opposite heard what she said. But not a pin cared Ciss.
- To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
- Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe.
blush — see blush
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