Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as purple of Cassius.

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Examples

  • 'when the Sun, like a proud Conqueror and Imperial Taskmaster, turned his back, with his gold-purple emblazonry, and all his fireclad body-guard (of Prismatic Colours); and the tired brickmakers of this clay Earth might steal a little frolic, and those few meek Stars would not tell of them!'

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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