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  • n. Plural form of scarlet.


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  • "Actually, the scarlets are the most common and the easiest to awaken.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The muted purple-green color of the sage was interspersed with patches of wild-flowers, the brilliant crimsons and scarlets of Indian paintbrush, firecracker penstemon, and scarlet gilia.

    Western Man

  • Red continued its dominance, with deep wine and maroon lifting up to dangerous scarlets and slashes of crimson.

    Melissa Liebling-Goldberg: Days Of Wine And Roses

  • The birches are also starting to go gold, and before too long we'll have the scarlets of the Japanese maples, the reds and russets of oaks, and the yellows of willows as well.

    In the grandest tradition of Clerks, he wasn't even supposed to be at work that day.

  • The earth itself seemed as nonplussed as we were, and trees arrayed themselves in their gaudiest finery, shameless in flaunting their scarlets and golds, until sometimes we averted our eyes, embarrassed by such naked splendor.

    Change of Seasons

  • It goes to all the trouble and expense of making accurate photographic copies — getting the lighting just so, ensuring the magentas are distinguishable from the scarlets and crimsons — and then someone comes along with a few clicks of a mouse and appropriates thousands of images.

    Whose Art Is It, Anyway?

  • They were fixing to shoot the missiles from Cuba clean across the Florida Straits, and then the Americans would shoot missiles back, and pretty soon, boom! mushroom cloud, radioactive fallout, everything in the incandescent oranges and scarlets and magentas of one of those postcards you can buy at every roadside citrus stand: “Florida Sunset.”

    Dream State

  • The proportions were soon ascertained with precision; the new article saved one third of indigo in striking the various shades of blue and purple on silk and cotton; and one fourth of cochineal in every case where that high-priced article was necessary, scarlets and high pinks excepted.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Crimson reds inclined toward blue; scarlets were a concentration of yellow.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • No more Roadents marching to class in their navy blue 5's or parading in their scarlets, gaiters, and pillboxes.

    One more peacock on campus


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