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brick red

yellowish or brownish red.
Origin of brick red
First recorded in 1800-10
Related forms
brick-red, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were a hard-bitten lot, burned to a brick red by the untempered sun of the Rockies.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • The woodwork was painted a dusty, brick red with mineral paint.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • Mohuns face turned a brick red and his lips drew back from his protruding upper teeth as though in a snarl.

  • As he got up his face was brick red, and I almost thought he'd have a fit.

  • It is evidently the larva of a distinct genus from the other form, having enormous maxillæ and a broad body; it is also brick red.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • It is only known as yet in the larval or Leptus state, when it is of the form indicated in the cut, and brick red in color.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • This layer was in places a foot thick and frequently burned to a brick red or even to clinkers.

  • Scaffolding had been erected against its walls and their cerulean expanse was being rapidly hidden beneath a coating of brick red.

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • The remainder of the plumage of the cock, except the two middle tail feathers, is brick red.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • "I hain't seed ye fer quite a spell, Bud," began the girl smilingly, and with a brick red flush he answered.

    A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for brick red

brick red

noun, adjective
  1. a reddish-brown colour
  2. (as adjective): a brick-red carpet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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