American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of an activist youth movement in China, prominent during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, that espoused Maoist principles.
- n. A member of a radical political group with Maoist leanings.
- Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) hóng wèibīng : hóng, red + wèibīng, guard (wèi, to defend + bīng, weapons, troops). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The tiger growled, the claws raked back and forth across the wooden, blood-painted flesh, and the redcoat cried aloud.”
“There were dancers from the city, two jugglers and a man who charmed snakes, but, best of all, the Tippoo's wooden tiger organ had been fetched from the Inner Palace and the soldiers laughed as the life-size model tiger raked its claws across the redcoat's blood-painted face.”
“Isolde looked from the blood-painted little figure to Marcia’s sullen face and angry eyes.”
“He had let his beard grow, so that the worst of the damage to his neck and chin was covered, but even still his face looked fearsome, like Marcia’s blood-painted doll.”
“All this "— Lasko gestured with his outstretched arm at the blood-painted world —" happened around midnight, or close to. ”
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