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of the deep-red color of blood:
a fiery, blood-red sunset.
red with blood:
The blood-red banner symbolized the army’s defeat.
Contemporary Examples

Do Bold Outfits Win Matches? Touré September 10, 2009

Historical Examples

Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
The Crimson Flash Roy J. Snell
The White Feather Hex Don Peterson
To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
‘Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford
The Natural History of Cage Birds J. M. Bechstein


a deep red colour
(as adjective): blood-red roses



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