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(of the complexion) deep red or purplish; florid
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  • I sat there, hating the exuberance of her bust, and her high-coloured wig.

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    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • The former will produce the high-coloured, the latter the pale sherry.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • I have forgotten the details; no doubt they were high-coloured.

    St. Ives Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Where do high-coloured flowers revel better than at Woolwich and Birmingham?

  • The underside of the mantel-shelf was flushed with the high-coloured light, and the legs of the table nearest the fire.

  • Otherwise he might cause trouble, and Gabriel mentally thought of the high-coloured young lady in the bar.

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume
  • Back of this, in his fading consciousness was the high-coloured image of a candy cane, too splendid for earth.

    The Seeker

    Harry Leon Wilson
  • They have high-coloured lips, frequently dark hair and dark eyes with large pupils, and are in that case subject to gutta serena.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Erasmus Darwin
  • Ziem seems to have been one of the pioneers of the new school, high-coloured paintings which are now so greatly the vogue.

    Rambles on the Riviera Francis Miltoun
  • The oranges should be ripe, high-coloured, and rolled under the hand, to increase the juice.

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