Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coal-tar color of complex composition, belonging to the azogroup. It is used for dyeing wool.

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Examples

  • Through the glass, Caris could see it was drawn by a team of the showiest matched sorrels he had ever seen, the carriage itself ablaze with claret-red lacquer and gilt.

    The Silicon Mage

  • A steady drizzle pattered against the window beyond its claret-red velvet drapes, and Joanna felt cold to the bottommost reaches of her soul.

    The Silicon Mage

  • The stairway is of a magnificent, richly figured, claret-red hardwood called tindalo, the favorite material for such construction in the islands.

    The Jewel City

  • So we came to the gate, beside which stood Diomedes and Hugo in the family claret-red.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 02

  • Then, as she pushed open the door, the smell of cigarette smoke grew stronger, and she found herself in a large bedroom, the details of which were instantly photographed on her mind -- the dingy claret-red walls, the crayon over the mantel of a buxom lady in a decollete costume of the

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

  • So we came to the gate, beside which stood Diomedes and Hugo in the family claret-red.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • Then, as she pushed open the door, the smell of cigarette smoke grew stronger, and she found herself in a large bedroom, the details of which were instantly photographed on her mind -- the dingy claret-red walls, the crayon over the mantel of a buxom lady in a decollete costume of the '90's, the outspread fan concealing the fireplace, the soiled lace curtains.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Volume 2

  • Then, as she pushed open the door, the smell of cigarette smoke grew stronger, and she found herself in a large bedroom, the details of which were instantly photographed on her mind -- the dingy claret-red walls, the crayon over the mantel of a buxom lady in a decollete costume of the '90's, the outspread fan concealing the fireplace, the soiled lace curtains.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • So we came to the gate, beside which stood Diomedes and Hugo in the family claret-red.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • So we came to the gate, beside which stood Diomedes and Hugo in the family claret-red.

    Richard Carvel

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