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Synonyms for blood-red

of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange)

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It was a blood-red flag, that fluttered in the tainted air, over the door of every dwelling into which the Small-Pox had entered.
The other, the East king, the king of blood-red sunrises, I represent to myself as a spare Southerner with clear-cut features, black-browed and dark-eyed, gray-robed, upright in sunshine, resting a smooth-shaven cheek in the palm of his hand, impenetrable, secret, full of wiles, fine-drawn, keen - meditating aggressions.
Then we saw a prodigy; for Jove sent a fearful serpent out of the ground, with blood-red stains upon its back, and it darted from under the altar on to the plane-tree.
That piratical-looking fellow, appropriately named the man-of-war's-hawk, with his blood-red bill and raven plumage, would come sweeping round us in gradually diminishing circles, till you could distinctly mark the strange flashings of his eye; and then, as if satisfied with his observation, would sail up into the air and disappear from the view.
She had always imagined Wax-moths to be like blood-red dragon-flies.
A blood-red thing that writhes from out The scenic solitude
Its body, which was unlike that of ordinary fishes, was as solid as a rock, and of a jetty blackness throughout all that portion of it which floated above the water, with the exception of a narrow blood-red streak that completely begirdled it.
But in the blood-red glare, with their black faces and yellow figures, they looked like devils carrying instruments of torture.
He watched her pretty and unconscious munching through the skeins of smoke that pervaded the tent, and Tess Durbeyfield did not divine, as she innocently looked down at the roses in her bosom, that there behind the blue narcotic haze was potentially the "tragic mischief" of her drama--one who stood fair to be the blood-red ray in the spectrum of her young life.
ah, how sadly fair, with its golden glow and the dying grandeur of its tinted woods--its blood-red sunsets and its ghostly evening mists, with its busy murmur of reapers, and its laden orchards, and the calling of the gleaners, and the festivals of praise!
The blood-red haze that presaged death to my foes swam before my eyes.
I saw more things on that starry night, by that blood-red glare, than I have told you in their order, and more things than I shall tell you now.
Weak as we were, we could not but appreciate the wonderful scene, made even more splendid by the flying rays of light from the setting sun, which here and there stained the snow blood-red, and crowned the great dome above us with a diadem of glory.
In his hand the Knight held a great spear, from the point of which fluttered a blood-red pennant as broad as the palm of one's hand.
The old, blood-red haze through which his sire had glared at countless foes, floated before his eyes.