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Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.
Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.
C was a Captain, all covered with lace; D was a drunkard, and had a red face.
Thus night fell, and darkness settled down about him, relieved only by the red glow of the logs smouldering on the hearth.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The flowers grow in clusters from the extremities of the stalk; they are yellow externally and of a delicate red within.
In the center of the river line stood the imposing red sandstone palace of Bahadur Shah, last of the Moguls.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
It was no female head that was thrust in at the partially opened door, but the long black locks and red face of Mr. Stiggins.
When pneumonia occurs during the course of a chronic bronchitis, the characteristic rusty red sputum may not appear.

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