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- n. The state or condition of being rubicund; ruddiness, redness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being rubicund; ruddiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being rubicund; redness.
He was a hale man, and well preserved for his time of life; but nevertheless, the extra rubicundity of his face, and certain incipient pimply excrescences about his nose, gave tokens that he lived too freely.
He wore no gloves; but the bloated rubicundity of his hands was relieved by
"Atlantean shoulders," and bore upon its tower-like and sturdy stem, a countenance prepossessing from its good-humour, and amazing for its plumpness and rubicundity.
As both these worthies were distinguished by that rubicundity of face with which it is marked, the reader may decree the honour of a sitting to which he pleases.
A glaring red paper gave a rich appearance to the hall; the stair carpet also added its contribution to the rubicundity of the scene, which was brought to a _ne plus ultra_ by the nether habiliments of the two gentlemen who, as already stated, did the honours of the door.
Macaulay spoke of his “rector-like amplitude and rubicundity.”
Swinging on an iron bar which projected from the porticoed entrance, and supported by two grimacing cherubs, once daintily pink, but now verging on rubicundity, a change due either to the vicissitudes of the weather or to the close proximity to the wine-cellars, -- was a horn of plenty, the pristine glory of which had also departed.
Elsa leaned upon her elbows, and she smiled a little as she noted that the purple had gone from his nose and that it had resumed its accustomed rubicundity.
For thirty years his mottled nose and the rubicundity of his cheeks were the ineffaceable ensigns of his intemperance.
Nothing can present a more striking contrast to his rapid, loud, laughing utterance, and his rector - like amplitude and rubicundity, than the low, slow, emphatic tone, and the corpse-like face of Rogers.
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