brick-coloured love

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  • By this time his face was scarlet – no, brick-coloured – and his voice was silenced by the thunderous cheering from Labour.

    David Cameron – not just walking on eggshells but dancing on drawing pins

  • I served the murgh makhani with a mound of plain boiled jasmine rice, but add whatever carbohydrates you wish in order to soak up the brick-coloured sauce.

    Murgh Makhani

  • ‘Strike — silent’; in the drawing-room portraits of the family, painted in oils, with an expression of ill-tempered alarm on the brick-coloured faces, and sometimes too an old warped picture of flowers and fruit or a mythological subject.

    A Desperate Character

  • Kadunguru ... .. a brick-coloured species of bead.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • This cairn of brick-coloured boulders buttressing the right bank has, or is said to have, the Memnonic property of emitting sounds — Yarinn is the Bedawi word.

    The Land of Midian

  • Harriet was looking at a little brick-coloured fibre-board disc on a string stamped with name, number and ‘RC’.

    Presumption of Death

  • What a fate is mine, that I must make love to such a stinking harridan the whole night through and all day; then, when I am rid of her, I have still to tackle a brick-coloured hag!

    The Ecclesiazusae

  • He was a Shetlander, about six feet two in height and built accordingly, perhaps forty years of age, with a brick-coloured complexion, blue-grey eyes and flaxen hair - the last two almost certainly inheritances from Viking ancestors who had passed by - or through - his native island a millennium previously.

    San Andreas

  • The stone is found in the form of more or less rounded boulders mixed with other boulders of various rocks and sizes imbedded in brick-coloured yellow or nearly orange-coloured clay, which forms the soil of the valley, and which is of considerable depth.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • Such carrots! small, cadaverous, brick-coloured things, no bigger than a cork, as dry, as masticable, and, still like a cork, with little save a _smell_ to commend their indulgence.

    The Siege of Kimberley

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