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(of the eyes) red because of dilated blood vessels.
Contemporary Examples

Laws Gone Wild: As Teen Sweethearts Go to Prison for Sex, Mothers Rebel Abigail Pesta January 24, 2012

Historical Examples

The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
Castle Richmond Anthony Trollope
The Scapegoat Hall Caine
The Mesmerist’s Victim Alexandre Dumas
The Manxman Hall Caine
The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan
The Historical Nights’ Entertainment Rafael Sabatini
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

(of an eye) inflamed


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