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cherry red

a bright red; cherry.
Origin of cherry red
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • Then it's hull began to glow; a faint pink, a cherry red, a bright crimson.

    Before Egypt E. K. Jarvis
  • Investigating, they found the old guide roasting a fat turkey on a spit which slowly revolved above a fire of cherry red coals.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 may now be hardened by heating it to a cherry red and plunging it straight down into clean cool (not too cold) water.

  • 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
  • I will not say that faith has grown cold, but it has cooled from white heat to cherry red or a still less flaming color.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • One method of hardening is to smear the blank with common yellow soap, heat it to a cherry red, and drop endwise into linseed oil.

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