Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of vermilion.

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Examples

  • Peak color is a ways off, but the sugar maples have started turning their amazing crimsons, vermilions, and flame oranges.

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

  • (Physcomitrium), immense splashes of what seemed to be the scarlet-crested Cladonia, traceries of huge moss veils, crushings of teeth (peristome) gigantic; spore cases brown and white, saffron and ivory, hot vermilions and cerulean blues, pressed into an astounding mosaic by some titanic force.

    The Moon Pool

  • The flowers, too, were luminous — indeed sparkling — gleaming brilliants of scarlet and vermilions lighter than the flood on which they lay, mauves and odd shades of reddish-blue.

    The Moon Pool

  • In this temple there were more than a hundred idols standing in rows, many of them life-size, some of them trampling devils under their feet, but all hideous, partly from the bright greens, vermilions, and blues with which they are painted.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • It was all greens and vermilions with purple blotches - except where shell fish clung to it - and shaped rather like a horse's, though without ears.

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • With ultramarine, however, red and orange vermilions, yellow and orange chromes, yellow and orange and red cadmiums, aureolin, the ochres, viridian and other oxides of chromium, Indian red &c., they compound with little or no injury.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • Seeing that previous to its introduction the number of bright reds, not being crimson, nor of a crimson cast, was limited to vermilions, pure scarlet, red chrome, and red lead, of which the first alone were permanent, there was room on the palette for a strictly durable and somewhat transparent pigment like cadmium red, with its many distinctive properties.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • A somewhat curious name for a metallic colour, was a peculiar preparation of the author, possessing in its time certain advantages over other vermilions, and especially distinguished by a more scarlet hue.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • To the orange colours there may be added cadmium red and the orange vermilions, pigments which were classed among the reds, but which contain sufficient yellow to render them adapted for either compound russets or compound citrines.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • This opinion, indeed, extends to all metallic sulphides, and our belief is, that if vermilions were made generally by wet processes, they would not be found the permanent pigments they undoubtedly are.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

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