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Monday, December 22, 2014

rubricate

\ROO-bri-keyt\ , verb;
1.
to mark or color with red.
2.
to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.
Quotes:
All 'blue-blacks' were an abomination to my Daemon, and I never found a bottled vermilion fit to rubricate initials when one hung in the wind waiting.
-- Rudyard Kipling, Something of Myself for My Friends Known and Unknown, 1937
...You'll rubricate the hour you find him. You'll leap gladsomely in the air. You'll sing a roundelay.
-- S.S. Van Dine, The Canary Murder Case, 1927
Origin:
Rubricate came to English in the mid-1500s from the Latin rūbrīcāre meaning "to color red."
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