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  • The women have a perfect passion for every hue of red, and I have made friends with them by dividing among them a large turkey-red silk handkerchief, strips of which are already being utilised for the ornamenting of coats.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • MacNeill had got the message, all right; the back of his neck flushed turkey-red, but Farquard Campbell looked amused.

    Drums of Autumn

  • And for the common people there were hundreds of bolts of turkey-red cloth, with some brown and white samples intermixed.

    Hawaii

  • She turned to a booth that had been made of turkey-red chintz in one corner of the room.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908

  • Paul lugged half a square yard of turkey-red cotton from his pocket.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • We always had quilts of turkey-red or some other cotton, for when we lay down our beds often became sandy, and the quilts could easily be shaken or brushed, and besides protected the blankets from burrs and grass-thorns.

    Southern Arabia

  • Madame Vinet's best cognac so uproarious when he has killed one of these sleek, strong-limbed hares, that madame is obliged to draw the turkey-red curtain over the window of her small café that Monsieur

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • The rocking chair in which Jean sat had a turkey-red cushion, and there was another turkey-red cushion in the rocking chair on the other side of the cookstove.

    The Tin Soldier

  • A corpulent tortoise-shell cat occupied the turkey-red cushion in one generous rocking chair, There was a couch with a faded patchwork coverlet, several other chairs, and in a glass-fronted case standing on the mantlepiece a model of a brigantine in full sail, at least two feet tall.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • At the small window are turkey-red curtains that make very good shades when let down at night.

    Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

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