Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The plant pheasant's-eye, Adonis autumnalis: so called from its red petals.

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Examples

  • Uncle Fred offered her the use of a flat red-morocco pocketbook, but

    Peggy-Alone

  • I saw him once enter St. James's Church, having at the door taken a ponderous red-morocco prayer-book from his servant; but, although prominently placed in the centre aisle, the pew-opener never offered him

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 277, October 13, 1827

  • On my head is the skull-cap, covered by a high crimson cap with deep-blue tassel; and on my feet is a pair of thin yellow-morocco shoes, covered over with thick red-morocco babooshes.

    The Purple Cloud

  • The deposit consisted of eighteen note-books and twelve parcels of loose sheets; of these, thirteen are in red-morocco covers — seven by Lewis and six by Clark. 1 1

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • I felt quite a somebody when the new shoes came home and I had liberty to lay aside the red-morocco baby shoes to which I had been accustomed.

    Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth,

  • Mr. Harcourt Talboys sat with his gray eyes fixed severely on his visitor, his elbows on the red-morocco arms of his chair, and his finger-tips joined.

    Lady Audley's Secret

  • He waved his well-shaped hand with a gesture which might have been admired in the stately John Kemble; and the servant, understanding the gesture, brought forward a ponderous red-morocco chair.

    Lady Audley's Secret

  • Another red-morocco volume thereupon came down from the shelves, full of manuscript poetry of the General's own composition.

    The Life of John Clare

  • The old man took it from William's hand, looking all the while much gratified; and after pulling out a pair of curious-looking, old-fashioned spectacles from a curious-looking, old-fashioned red-morocco case, which was much the worse for wear, he fixed them on his nose very carefully, and then, after unfolding the sheets of paper, he glanced knowingly over them.

    Cast Away in the Cold An Old Man's Story of a Young Man's Adventures, as Related by Captain John Hardy, Mariner

  • Another red-morocco volume thereupon came down from the shelves, full of manuscript poetry of the General's own composition.

    The Life of John Clare

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