Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See vermeil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of vermeil.

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Examples

  • The lake, unruffled by the lightest air, reflected the vermil tints of the horizon with the sublime scenery on its borders, darkening every instant with the falling twilight.

    The Romance of the Forest

  • The innumerable roseate tints which the parting sun-beams reflected on the rocks above, and the fine vermil glow diffused over the romantic scene beneath, softly fading from the eye, as the nightshades fell, excited sensations of a sweet and tranquil nature, and soothed her into a temporary forgetfulness of her sorrows.

    A Sicilian Romance

  • For this purpose they constructed a sort of grate or hurdle, consisting of twenty bars of Brazil wood, laid crosswise half a foot from each other, upon which the flesh of prisoners of war or of game was laid in pieces, and a thick smoke raised beneath from properly selected combustibles, which gave to the meat the vermil color and a delightful smell.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • I unwrapped him, for the babe was wrapped up in a cover-point of vermil sendel; and when he was unwrapped, I saw that he had the belly slit from the breast to the navel.

    Old French Romances

  • Now so it fell out, that when the fair daughter of the Emperor had eaten, she went into the garden with three of her maidens; and they fell to chasing each other about, as whiles is the wont of maidens to play; until at the last the fair Emperor's daughter came under the tree whereas Coustans lay a-sleeping, and he was all vermil as the rose.

    Old French Romances

  • This atom in creation then describes his oval and full face; his fiery and eloquent eyes: his vermil lips; his robust constitution, and his effervescent passions.

    Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions

  • The evening sun shed a mild and mellow lustre over the landscape, and softened each feature with a vermil glow that would have inspired a mind less occupied than Julia's with sensations of congenial tranquillity.

    A Sicilian Romance

  • Light from his Beams is all, in all, that's feen: — 'Tis the bright burnifh of the woodland green: — — 'Tis the rich tint, that warms the maiden rofe To vermil blufhes: — 'Tis the bloom that glows O'er all Creation's face, with glad'ning rays;

    The poetical works, to which are prefixed, Memoirs of the life of the author

  • The evening sun shed a mild and mellow lustre over the landscape, and softened each feature with a vermil glow that would have inspired a mind less occupied than Julia’s with sensations of congenial tranquillity.

    A Sicilian Romance

  • 545 Swell with sweet juice her vermil orbs, and feed

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

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