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  • Too dull-red to evoke the beast it once propelled through birch forests, yet too visceral to suggest the bread-stuffed meal it would provide down at the Native Elder center.

    Casualty

  • He imagined a bright twinkle on the aft end of the Westinghouse craft, and its drive guttering down from white to orange to dull-red, cooling.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » Blog Archive » Eternal Franchise, 15.1 of 31.1

  • When trekkers arrived in the vicinity of Berlin, they would see at night, on the horizon, a huge dull-red light, punctuated by blinding flashes: the Anglo-American bombing of their capital, which in the end reduced much of the place to a lunar landscape.

    The Nazis' Last Stand

  • The next house was a more modest structure of dull-red brick with black door and window frames.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • When trekkers arrived in the vicinity of Berlin, they would see at night, on the horizon, a huge dull-red light, punctuated by blinding flashes: the Anglo-American bombing of their capital, which in the end reduced much of the place to a lunar landscape.

    The Nazis' Last Stand

  • (ORNITHOPTERA CASSANDRA) is the nectar of the hard, dull-red flowers of the umbrella-tree, and this fact assisted in an observation which seems to prove that plants play tricks on insects.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The reef gleams dull-red through the blue water, and white and pale green patches show where sand has occupation of the unallotted places.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Anthills dotted the plain like dull-red stumps; groves stood scattered, murky except where tossing leaves caught the light.

    Starfarers

  • I remember my father's telling me one day as we sat in the plaza facing this dull-red structure, 'When our first settlers landed at Jamestown, this building was so old it needed new flooring.

    Mexico

  • To my senses, the blades shimmered like dull-red embers.

    The Magic of Recluce

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