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cherry red

a bright red; cherry.
Origin of cherry red
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In ten seconds the nose cone turned from cherry-red to white heat and began sloughing its outer ceramic coating.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • Their hull was cherry-red on the outside, and still heating.

    The Metal Moon Everett C. Smith
  • The woman, barely twenty years of age, had black hair, eyes and eye-brows; her complexion was brown; and cherry-red her lips.

    The Infant's Skull Eugne Sue
  • And skate they did, the cherry-red jersey and the brown sweater.

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The distillation lasts from 10 to 12 hours; during which time the whole furnace is kept at a cherry-red heat.

  • The unmarried sisters put on cherry-red at sixteen, and change it after eighteen for pink.

  • By morning, when the cherry-red sun broke the line of the horizon, Tom estimated that they had walked about twenty miles.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • The cherry-red electric trains of the Southern Pacific never seemed brighter or more immaculate.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • His mouth as perfect as Cupid's bow in form, and as cherry-red in colour as hers.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy

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