from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having rosy or ruddy cheeks.
  • Having rose-red on the cheeks, as a bird: as, the rose-cheeked kingfisher, Ispidina picta, of Africa.

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  • adjective having the pinkish flush of health


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  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The bar at the Leopard at des Artistes The elegance of the restaurant is in large part attributed to the lovely, historic dining room with its Howard Chandler Christy murals of nubile, rose-cheeked nymphs.

    Eggs and Elegance

  • When Venus ran to meet her rose-cheeked Adonis, as an elegant

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I took it from its hook, fluffy sheep and rose-cheeked shepherdess and all, and placed it on the bed.

    The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

  • Yet beautiful and bright he stood before the ruddy-faced swains and rose-cheeked lassies of the country, conscious of his charms, and proud of his great ability.

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales

  • And as he slept, a face and form, half hidden, half revealed, red-lipped, rose-cheeked, white bosomed and with tresses of gold, smiled like an angel from the mirror of his dream; for

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales

  • It was a fine large rose-cheeked apple: one of the last winter's store, from the celebrated tree in the parsonage garden, and he was taking it as

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • It is she who instructs the ingenious artisan, who teaches him to hew the stone, to chisel the marble, to mould gold, silver, copper, and iron; it is she who, under the fingers of the aged mother and the rose-cheeked daughter, makes the flax fine and elastic as the golden tresses of the maiden:

    Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • The obviously important man was followed by a yellow-topped, rose-cheeked girl, whose eyes were all blue and a yard wide as she looked about.

    Ptomaine Street

  • "Give me," said he, "the masterpieces of Mother Nature -- the bright-eyed, rose-cheeked, cherry-lipped girls of old Kentucky!"

    In Old Kentucky

  • Then had happened the real event of his life: a black-eyed, rose-cheeked girl went by with her mother, hurrying in to Mass.

    Northern Lights


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