red light


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Synonyms for red light

a cautionary sign of danger

the signal to stop

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We had made out the red light in that bay and steered for it, guessing it must mark some small coasting port.
The red light in them was lurid, as if the flames of hell fire blazed behind them.
The red light flamed on the white sails of a vessel gliding down the channel, bound to a southern port in a land of palms.
Red was the earth with their blood, and red they looked in the red light of the setting sun.
To all this the yeomen listened in silence, the clatter of many voices, jesting and laughing, sounding around them, and the red light of the fire shining on their faces and in their eyes.
By the aid of a glass, dark objects, in constant succession, were seen, in the midst of a great glare of red light, to be thrown up and to fall down.
His face looked prematurely old and careworn in the red light of the fire.
I was dragged toward the little red light and then I saw that I was in the hands of a man wrapped in a large cloak and wearing a mask that hid his whole face.
The sunlight was still a reality, but it was the red light of evening, and the bulk of the garden trees and bushes grew blacker and blacker against it.
The sheep are feeding there, when I kneel up, early in the morning, in my little bed in a closet within my mother's room, to look out at it; and I see the red light shining on the sun-dial, and think within myself, 'Is the sun-dial glad, I wonder, that it can tell the time again?
The sun was just clear of the horizon they had not seen for nearly a week, and his low red light struck into the riding-sails of three fleets of anchored schooners - one to the north, one to the westward, and one to the south.
The boats floated, clustered together, in the red light of torches, under a black roof of smoke; and men talked of their sport.
We were dashing along the smooth white country road, with the long stretch of the Broads in front of us glimmering in the red light of the setting sun.
And what that deep red light in the opposite direction?
And at last, when the flames died down, and the red light of the logs made the elephants look as though they had been dipped in blood too, Machua Appa, the head of all the drivers of all the Keddahs--Machua Appa, Petersen Sahib's other self, who had never seen a made road in forty years: Machua Appa, who was so great that he had no other name than Machua Appa,--leaped to his feet, with Little Toomai held high in the air above his head, and shouted: "Listen, my brothers.