a compound of oil and sesquioxide of iron used for polishing brass, steel, silver, etc.; crocus or rouge.
Origin of red stuff
First recorded in 1840–50
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They stopped in front of the Benevolent Bar and slowly read the wadding and red-stuff label.The Wouldbegoods