Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The soft down of the peach-skin; hence, the delicate flush of a healthy complexion.
  • n. In ceramics, a glaze of Oriental porcelain of the color of the skin of a peach ripening in the sun, shading from pale red to pink. Compare peach-blow, 1.

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Examples

  • The lissome limbs were not rigid, a peach-bloom touched the cheeks, the lips were red -

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • She flits before me now: The peach-bloom of her gauzy crepe, The plaited tails of hair, The ribbons floating from the summer hat,

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The sharp edge of the Cimmerian's hunger blunted, he began to gaze at his fair companion with more interest than previously, noting the lustrous clusters of her dark hair, the peach-bloom tints of her dainty skin, and the rounded contours of her lithe figure which the scanty silk tunic displayed to full advantage.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • The lissome limbs were not rigid, a peach-bloom touched the cheeks, the lips were red --

    Conan The Warrior

  • The lissom limbs were not rigid, a peach-bloom touched the cheeks, the lips were red --

    Conan The Warrior

  • Nothing will give that peach-bloom to the cheek and that peculiar sweetness to the eye which a long walk through the fields, of a clear October day, bestows unbought.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • And pretty Mary Donnelly -- oh, how pretty! with the dimples and the peach-bloom on her face, her white teeth and coal-black hair -- ever pretty whether she was smiling at you or peeling potatoes.

    Brook Farm

  • HUSBAND OF FAMOUS MOVIE ACTRESS -- "In the magazines it is peach-bloom fudge-cake with orangewisp salad, but at home it is tripe and cabbage."

    More Toasts

  • Miss Russell was good and pretty, with a peach-bloom complexion, soft blue eyes, and curling auburn hair.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • Beside her June's young peach-bloom prettiness faded into something colourless and insignificant.

    The Lamp of Fate

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