from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A light, somewhat brownish red, the color of burnt tiles.
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BULLFINCH (_Pyrrhula vulgaris_), the ancient English name given to a bird belonging to the family _Fringillidae_ (see FINCH), of a bluish-grey and black colour above, and generally of a bright tile-red beneath, the female differing chiefly in having its under-parts chocolate-brown.
“block of volcanic basalt, whose circumference is sprinkled with little crystals, pointed and straw-like, with rhombs of tile-red feldspath upon a dark background, like velvet or charcoal, except one of its protuberances, which is reddish.”