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  • adj. of something having the dark red color of red wine


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  • A circle of blood was spreading on the pavement like a wine-red nimbus around her head.

    Arcane Circle

  • A wine-red couch against the far wall, with a chipped wooden rolltop desk next to it, the kind with all the pigeonhole compartments.

    Thor's Day

  • She wore an elegant black dress, with a narrow wine-red sash draped across her right shoulder.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • The king yesterday in a wine-red velvet coat—beautiful! has been attending the theatre with Prince Rupert lately.

    Exit the Actress

  • The old wood-road led him to a clearing, where a dozen acres of grapes grew on wine-red soil.

    Chapter VIII

  • A little later, when the sun was quite down, in the background of the curdled clouds smouldered a wine-red mass of colour, that faded to bronze and tinged all the fading greens with its sanguinary hue.


  • "I love red," he told him and they went up and down the lot looking for the red that suited him — not wine-red, not blood-red, but cherry-red.


  • Simon Spurr Simon Spurr paired wine-red corduroy pants with a trench coat for his runway show this season.

    Corduroy Gets Chic

  • This small but inspiring pack of kindred corduroy spirits, including the stylish auteur Wes Anderson whose rust-colored cord suits are made by Mr. Ned, a made-to-measure tailor in Manhattan, have no doubt inspired similarly twee designers such as Simon Spurr — who paired wine-red corduroy pants with a trench coat for his runway show this season — and Ralph Lauren, who matched a dove-gray corduroy blazer, vest and bermuda short for his fall collection.

    Wale Watch

  • In his horror, Bartholomew realized that these Roman centurions dressed in their military garb, with their wine-red tunics and tight-fitting leather bindings, were not savage beasts.

    The Shroud Codex


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