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Red Mass

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a votive Mass of the Holy Ghost said as a blessing for the legal profession. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fixed by its base, it curves into an arc and bends its head, until now held erect, down to the Red Mass.

    Bramble-bees and Others J. Henri Fabre
  • Little flames sprang up from the Red Mass, cast flickering lights on his serious face, and glowed in his dark blue eyes.

    The Tree of Knowledge

    Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
  • The winds and the rains have bestowed their aid and carved the Red Mass into castles, buttressed and pinnacled.

  • She paused by the desk and lovingly caressed the rich, Red Mass of roses which, in memory of her uncle, she daily placed there.

  • But it is represented simply as a Red Mass of writhing forms of flame; and casts no firelight whatever.

    Mornings in Florence John Ruskin
  • More than four hundred thousand dollars in gold lay in a glittering, Red Mass before him!

  • Ugh-lomi lay still, his back against an alder, and his thigh was a Red Mass terrible to see.

    Tales of Space and Time Herbert George Wells
  • Leaning forward, the magician pressed his seal into the Red Mass, and then flung the paper again on the table.

  • Shooting skyward, a column of flame not a hundred yards from them showed where the high explosive had landed in the Red Mass.

  • Only the western heavens, where the sun sank in a Red Mass of ominous splendour, was alive with energy.

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood

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