- adj. of red tinged with black
“A picture of a blonde girl in a white prom dress stained a blackish-red with dried blood was shown on the billboard-sized screen.”
“Despite her loyalty to some hideous blackish-red lipstick, her mouth came across more as dark two-dimensional lines than actual lips.”
“He bit deep, bringing a flood of blackish-red liquor that ran freely from the sides of his muzzle.”
“Properly cured meat is salt but not too salt, of a deep blackish-red, and when sliced thin, partly translucent, also of an indescribable savoriness.”
“Meltzer was wearing an outfit - floral skirt, chunky shoes, blackish-red nail polish, leopard-print coat - that would have seemed entirely appropriate attire to go see”
“(I'm partial to the Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird, a blackish-red spy plane that can fly 2,200 m.p.h.)”
“Her expression was more what you’d expect from a celebrity-hounded eighteen-year-old hip-hop star than a handcuffed hooker with no makeup except atrocious blackish-red lipstick, whose shoulder-length hair not the roots but the part that was still blond looked like the hay they fed hansom cab horses around Central Park.”
“Take four such dove-cots and place them back to back so as to form a sort of square; on the top of these place three more dove-cots, also back to back; above these set up two more dove-cots, and one on the top of all, with a short steeple above it, and a spire with an enormous weathercock on the top of that, and the building will not be a bad model of a Norwegian church, especially if you paint the sides white, and the gabled roofs blackish-red.”
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