Usage examples for vermilion

  1. Vermilion shook his head. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Pliny records a singular story about vermilion. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  9. 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
  10. " Don't be a fool, Vermilion! – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  11. Men tell me that the knob is a rich, deep, polished vermilion. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. With the azure and vermilion Which are mix'd for my pavilion. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  15. The pyrocanthus that climbs yonder wall is one lovely mass of vermilion berries in clusters. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  16. Within this enclosure were several shapeless stone gods, painted with vermilion. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  17. 2 Sally stared at his vermilion profile in frank amazement. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse