1. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
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How To Use blood-red In A Sentence

  • Maybe a gift of a blood-red steed is a coded message to go to Hell. Periods of rain today, highs in the mid-forties
  • His mind went back twenty years to a certain street bedecked with blood-red banners. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • pyrope," the deeper and richer tints being designated "carbuncle," from the Latin _carbunculus_, a little coal, because when this beautiful variety of the "noble" garnet is held up between the eyes and the sun, it is no longer a deep, blood-red, but has exactly the appearance of a small piece of live or glowing coal, the scarlet portion of its colour-mixture being particularly evident. The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones
  • A clean cut in a tree trunk begins to ooze a blood-red sap, which Maya healers call K'ik'-te. On the Healer's Path
  • The image has a washed-out, filtered tonality offset by Hong's striking - if not disturbing - hand-painted washes of blood-red ink.
  • Huge blood-red pods loaded with beans drooped from branches. Small Factories Take Root in Africa
  • Dry, shady spots beneath trees: Ground covers such as common periwinkle (vinca or "myrtle," if kept well-watered initially), blood-red hardy geranium, variegated Solomon's seal, hosta, lamium, lily-of-the-valley and pachysandra.
  • Their linings were tainted a blood-red hue - a fork of lightning flashed every now and then.
  • Her blood-red lips and hooded eyes, her large hands firmly grasping the wheel, all convey a woman in control of her destiny.
  • The term scarlet as employed in the Old Testament was used to designate the blood-red color procured from an insect somewhat resembling cochineal, found in great quantities in Armenia and other eastern countries. Forty Centuries of Ink
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