Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exhibiting a red light or illumination.

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Examples

  • VIAnd travelers now within that valley, Through the red-litten windows, seeVast forms that move fantasticallyTo a discordant melody; While, like a rapid ghastly river, Through the pale door, A hideous throng rush out forever, And laugh—but smile no more.

    The Fall of the House of Usher

  • Alit is due, no doubt, to mere inadvertence or ignorance: the form litten ( 'red-litten windows', &c.), for which the Oxford Dictionary quotes Poe, Lytton, W. Morris, and Crockett, but no old writer, is sham archaism. [back]

    Formations.

  • The two sentries came to the front of the house and stared at the red-litten blinds.

    Clementina

  • It might have been a medley, but, as things happened, it was an overture; and by the eyes, the red-litten windows of the mind of Mahommed Ibrahim, who squatted beside the Yorkshire engineer at the wheel, playing mankalah, he knew it was an overture.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • It might have been a medley, but, as things happened, it was an overture; and by the eyes, the red-litten windows of the mind of Mahommed Ibrahim, who squatted beside the Yorkshire engineer at the wheel, playing mankalah, he knew it was an overture.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Volume 2

  • It might have been a medley, but, as things happened, it was an overture; and by the eyes, the red-litten windows of the mind of Mahommed Ibrahim, who squatted beside the Yorkshire engineer at the wheel, playing mankalah, he knew it was an overture.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Complete

  • As he stood in the gold red-litten with the Wrath's thin edges bared.

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung

  • _Litten_, lighted up; cf. red-litten, torch-litten.

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung

  • As he stood in the gold red-litten with the Wrath's thin edges bared.

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

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