Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., an oxid of iron, ferric oxid, or colcothar, used as a pigment.
  • noun A red of a somewhat orange tint, such as is produced by iron-rust, used especially in decorative art and in pottery.

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Examples

  • It had risen to the height of the iron-red stone walls, tethered to the quarry bed only by a few small cables.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • It had risen to the height of the iron-red stone walls, tethered to the quarry bed only by a few small cables.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • The lava was a nearly clean floor of iron-red rock-cinders, over which were scattered fields of loose stone.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Outside the iron-red earth is swept and rows of carefully tended succulents flower in brick-edged beds.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In Brooklyn, he saw Coney Island symbolized on the surface by an iron-red miniature of a phallic tower he recognized as the defunct parachute jump of the old Steeplechase Park.

    Closing Time

  • - CaO is important for production of iron-red, chrome-green and blue color pigments.

    13. Glaze oxides

  • Through the billowing clouds of iron-red dust floating into the sky, he could see the long line of earthmovers inching their way along the rocky ground, the teeth of their heavy front diggers easily chewing up the ground to a depth of 70 centimeters, then laying out the mulch in a flat, even plain behind, holes filling, rises falling, the ground absolutely uniform behind.

    Suspicion

  • Vast ochre amphora, and columns made golden by the sun, contrast joyously with the silvery olives that spring from an iron-red soil.

    Algeria Rising

  • They paint their bodies with iron-red, whether by way of adornment or perhaps for some other reason.

    The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

  • There were no lights but the great moon and the kindly little stars, and no streets but narrow lanes, winding through feathery maples and stocky oaks that would be sulphur-yellow and iron-red with the sun behind them, but were now only their own whispering ghosts.

    In the Border Country

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