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  • adj. of brown tinged with red


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  • Half hidden beneath one of the rose-bushes, a fair-sized stoat in what remained of its red-brown summer coat.

    Excerpt: A Visible Darkness by Michael Gregorio

  • We would return to our mom all red-brown with golden hair.

    dorloter - French Word-A-Day

  • The milk goes tan, then brown, then almost a red-brown, even before the ancho powder goes in.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • The plaited-bamboo outbuildings, called “bashas” or “cadjans,” were connected to the main building by narrow cement walks that, she soon discovered, became rivers of gurgling red-brown water and debris after every rainstorm.

    A Covert Affair

  • Bible's eyes looked, in this strange light, somewhat lighter than their usual red-brown.

    How the Species Began Again, I

  • Eva Jane took a step closer to the mirror, lifted her right breast and then her left to examine the red-brown spritz of freckles and stretch marks that had appeared sometime when she wasn't noticing.


  • For a while I would like what cannot be, to travel with you the red-brown country-roads fragrant with hay, to cross the stiles and knock upon the cabin doors, and enter where sorrow and where gladness is, big with greeting and sure of welcome.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • The two isolated elk stood on a knoll at the west end of the cliff; antlerless, dark brown necks, yellow rumps and red-brown body color.

    Bird Cloud

  • Bold red-brown foliage keeps its color all season long.

    Here’s one for the coffee lovers: Perennial Geranium ‘Espresso’ « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • Larks, for example, do not sing from treetops but in the sky; eagles properly have talons, not claws; the color dun is not red-brown; horses do not whinny, squeal or scream in pain but in fear or to call to others.

    Mongols on the Moskva


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