Usage examples for vermilion

  1. He smiled grimly as he slipped off the cover and exposed the polished deep vermilion butt of the life- preserver which Reggie Dacre had described. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. Men tell me that the knob is a rich, deep, polished vermilion – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  3. Even the vermilion knight so pleased the fairest and gentlest of the ladies and damsels that they had gazed at him more than at any other knight, for they had remarked how well he fought at first, and how excellent and brave he was; then he had become so cowardly that he dared not face a single knight, and even the worst of them could defeat and capture him at will. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  4. Within this enclosure were several shapeless stone gods, painted with vermilion – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  5. He issued straightway from the ranks upon a Spanish sorrel steed, and completely clad in vermilion armour. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  6. Pliny records a singular story about vermilion – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  7. " Don't be a fool, Vermilion – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  8. The glaring vermilion paint on the binder added to the general effect, and it occurred to Alison that the girl, with her brown face and hands and the signs of a splendid vitality plain upon her, was very much in harmony with her surroundings. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  9. Vermilion shook his head. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  10. 2 Sally stared at his vermilion profile in frank amazement. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  11. " It shall be written in vermilion ink," replied Weng, regaining an impassive dignity; " and upon that darker half of my heart can now be traced two added names." – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  12. The owner of the vermilion cloak lifted her eyebrows to Chirac in fatigued disgust, but she said nothing. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  13. The careful observer will find that the crimson vermilion red of the fire alarm boxes had to yield to a more refined vivid orange, much, I understand, to the consternation of the Exposition fire marshal, who must have been shocked at this intrusion. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  14. At this stage the plant is a very beautiful object with the crown of vermilion strips radiating outward from the base of the fruit body at the top of the stem, and the inner peridium resting in the center and terminated by the four to seven teeth with vermilion edges. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  15. The Governor of Quebec, who had sent Jolliet on this mission, believed that the Great River of the west would lead them to the Gulf of California, which was then called the Vermilion Sea by the Spaniards, because it resembled in shape and colour the Red Sea. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  16. With the azure and vermilion Which are mix'd for my pavilion. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. I wrote my name, and place of residence, on a window of our little cottage, with a fragment of one; they are mostly white, some of them of a vermilion and others of a straw color; they are, I suppose, a variety of quartz. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  18. The pyrocanthus that climbs yonder wall is one lovely mass of vermilion berries in clusters. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  19. Suppose the luminosity of a vermilion coloured surface had to be compared with a white surface when both were illuminated, say by gaslight, the following procedure is adopted. – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  20. There were no motors then, but volantes and the modern quintrins, with two horses, one outside the shafts, and a riding calesero in vermilion and gold lace; and, latest of all, as new as possible, the victorias. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer