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  • adj. Alternative spelling of wine-colored.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a red as dark as red wine


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  • I sometimes boil them, peel and then blitz with a potato masher to give a wine-coloured mash.

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  • Every time I see its wine-coloured livery, it strikes me all over again that while the south-east has seemingly all but given up the struggle against Tesco, in the north-west the war is not yet over.

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  • Kananbala watched the wine-coloured velvet of shoes that had lain perfect in their tissue wrapping for years grow beige with mud.

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  • Kananbala divined what was required and went and slipped her feet into the good, wine-coloured velvet pair that Amulya had got her once from Whiteways in Calcutta, a pair she had never worn.

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  • And it's gotta have a wine-coloured, button back leather chair.

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  • The ground beneath Leonie's feet was carpeted in wine-coloured foliage, golden and claret and copper.


  • It has been raining in the night; the ground is a churn of straw and mud, and the trees still drip; but now there is sunlight, a sweet air, and clear sky, wine-coloured through the red, naked, beechtwigs tipped with white untimely buds.

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  • They made a striking pair — Mrs. Gerald in dark wine-coloured silk, covered with glistening black beads, her shapely arms and neck bare, and a flashing diamond of great size set just above her forehead in her dark hair.

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  • The apparition wore white muslin on its head, a fichu round its bare neck over a wine-coloured dress, fulled out below its slender waist.

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  • He had a hanging face, dark wine-coloured, with fair eyebrows and moustache: his eyes bulged forward slightly and the whites of them were dirty.



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