vermilion

[ ver-mil-yuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF vermilion
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Her mouth, the vermilion of her lips, and her ivory teeth were all perfect.

Her lips, like bits of vermilion paper, stared as from an idol's face.

They will work, as I have seen, with wax hardened with vermilion or softened with lard.

Her vermilion colour had faded, and left her face deadly white.

The lead is what gives the inside of the trough its vermilion color.

They mark the forehead of the bride with vermilion (sendur).

Mr. Hamlin implanted a chaste salute on its vermilion cheek.

This I will do that my brother may be released from the vermilion tower.

The ceilings of its gilded roofs were of cedar painted with vermilion.

The colours most useful are ultramarine, vermilion, and chrome yellow in powder.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "cinnabar, red dye," from Anglo-French and Old French vermeillon, from vermeil (see vermeil). As an adjective, from 1580s.

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