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  • adj. Coloured with carmine.


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carmine +‎ -ed


  • Their stockings were of lustrous silk, their slippers costly and unnatural, their lips carmined and their eyebrows penciled.


  • But her face was smoothly powdered and her lips carmined.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • Apart from a narrow-eyed look and a faint pursing of her artfully carmined mouth, Madame made no comment.

    Unwanted Wedding

  • The unsettling eyes within their embossed ritual framework slid from side to side, and the richly carmined mouth - full and self-indulgent-worked upon itself in a way which reminded Sulla of Philippus.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Though he wore his own hair-cut fairly short and whitish-grey in color-he had caked his face with an elaborate maquillage of snow-white cream and powder, carefully drawn in soot-black brows and lashes, artificially pinkened his cheeks, and heavily carmined his puckered old mouth.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • “I remind you, Gaius Julius, that this is my kingdom, not a province of Rome,” he said, his ridiculously carmined mouth unable to wear such anger appropriately.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • A big but well-proportioned woman, the Queen had taken special care with her appearance; her golden hair was done in Greek style, her greenish-brown eyes ringed with stibium, her cheeks daubed with red chalk-powder, her lips carmined, and her hands and feet dark brown from henna.

    The Grass Crown

  • In the morning light she was revealed there petite and charming, despite penciled eyebrows and carmined lips.

    Little Lost Sister

  • A little tender smile played oddly about her carmined lips.

    The Path of a Star

  • Thus out of a semi-savage corner of the world Germain Lecour was launched on his voyage to Europe, which commenced at the head of the boats of his father next morning when the dawn first carmined the sky through the forests.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette


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