red stuff


noun

a compound of oil and sesquioxide of iron used for polishing brass, steel, silver, etc.; crocus or rouge.

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Origin of red stuff

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example sentences from the Web for red stuff

  • They stopped in front of the Benevolent Bar and slowly read the wadding and red-stuff label.