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cherry red

noun
1.
a bright red; cherry.
Origin of cherry red
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95
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  • The ray followed us, keeping the metal at a cherry red just above Ray's hands.

  • Rocket vents below the scorched tail surface began to glow a cherry red as fused gases bit into the pitted ground.

    Deepfreeze Robert Donald Locke
  • Then it's hull began to glow; a faint pink, a cherry red, a bright crimson.

    Before Egypt E. K. Jarvis
  • For the first time since the Mumbles our decks were quite dry, and cherry red with rust.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • The bow, where it was high above the water was cherry red hot, and even the more submerged stern seemed absolutely untenable.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Then its tail lights of cherry red grew dim way down the valley.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • By the time the camp fire had burned down to cherry red coals, the Cubs began to straggle from the cabin.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • To see fiery ribbons of steel rolled from cherry red ingots was to Penny the most fascinating process of all.

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • It was probably coloured, and a drawing in Ghiberti's note-book gives a background of cherry red, with the figures gilded.

    Donatello

    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • Two tiny lights buried deep in the complicated mechanism began to glow a cherry red.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt

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