Definitions

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  • adj. crimson

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Crimson.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Crimson.
  • n. Crimson cloth.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I passed by a ruined tomb in the I past by a broken tomb amid midst of a garden way, Upon a garth right sheen, Whereon whose letterless stone seven on seven blooms of Nu'aman blood-red anemones lay. glowed with cramoisie.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • The coffin was laid in the middle of the church upon trestles, which were covered by “a cramoisie velvet pall.”

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • On other occasions he is attired in a dark-brown coat, with a velvet collar, a white neckerchief, in which a thin gold watch-chain is entwined, a waistcoat with a collar of _cramoisie_ and gold stars, an under-waistcoat of white satin, embroidered with gold flowers, full black pantaloons, spun silk stockings, and short square shoes.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • “For my part, ” said the elder, “I shall wear a velvet cramoisie trimmed à l’Anglaise”—for she had a passion for cramoisie, and could not perceive how ill the colour went with her complexion.

    Cinderella or the little Glass Slipper.

  • Payne Burton I passed by a ruined tomb in the I past by a broken tomb amid midst of a garden way, Upon a garth right sheen, Whereon whose letterless stone seven on seven blooms of Nu'aman blood-red anemones lay. glowed with cramoisie.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • The coffin was laid in the middle of the church upon trestles, which were covered by "a cramoisie velvet pall."

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • On other occasions he is attired in a dark-brown coat, with a velvet collar, a white neckerchief, in which a thin gold watch-chain is entwined, a waistcoat with a collar of cramoisie and gold stars, an under-waistcoat of white satin, embroidered with gold flowers, full black pantaloons, spun silk stockings, and short square shoes.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Panting a little, the woman came towards him across the many-hued marble floors; and, as she passed, a vase of great white lilies caught in her draperies of cramoisie and fell.

    Gathering of Brother Hilarius

  • They were bound in "figured cramoisie velvet, with rich laces and tassels, with buttons of silk and gold, and with clasps bearing the king's arms."

    Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

  • All about his door there was much concourse of people, and among them two archers led a great black charger, fairly caparisoned, and covered with a rich silk hucque of colour cramoisie, adorned with lilies of silver.

    A Monk of Fife

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