Red beard


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Red beard (Zoöl) a bright red sponge (Microciona prolifera), common on oyster shells and stones.
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In literature:

As for that drunken, red-bearded pig, we'll keep him with us.
"Edward Barry" by Louis Becke
He was a big fat man, with a savage expression of countenance, and ragged head and beard, and a red nose.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The larger of the gentlemen was unpleasantly dirty, with a ragged beard and a shock of red hair.
"The Angel of the Tenement" by George Madden Martin
He was a giant, with a giant's fist and foot; red-haired and bearded, and of sinister countenance.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
And the more red-faced and bearded or impulsive a man, the more dark, calm, cool and quiet should his wife be; and vice versa.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
He had a cigarette between his thick, red, bearded lips.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The red-bearded man, who was eating, lifted his face from the plate, and scowled angrily.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Most of them had their heads and beards smeared with a red ointment, while some had their faces painted with the same composition.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was large and sailor-like, with red hair mixed with grey and a red beard that scarcely concealed the scar running from temple to mouth.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
He sat there, his elbows on the table, his fingers twining and untwining the thick red hair of his beard.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
He was red-headed, and his unkempt hair and ragged beard flamed in the sun.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
He was lean and sunburnt, with a pair of red trousers in rags, a blue waistcoat, no shirt, his black beard cut like a brush.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
He stroked his red beard, perplexed at the oddity of the whole thing.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
We saw some black monkeys with red beards.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
What news is that to make you see so red, To swear and almost tear your beard in half?
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The red-bearded man spoke.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Mr. O'Halloran, the squire, had a red beard, which was an offence to Beth.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
There stood a white-bearded man wearing a red mantle over white robes glittering with gold ornament.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She ran past the red and yellow cart at the head of the line of wagons and saw sitting beside the driver a man with a full white beard.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
His lips were stained with the blood his own teeth had drawn, and his red beard was flecked with foam.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly

In poetry:

The light thou beholdest
Stream through the heavens,
In flashes of crimson,
Is but my red beard
Blown by the night-wind,
Affrighting the nations!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
With gleaming Face and flashing Eye.
His white beard floating in the breeze,
Stood, with his arms raised to the sky,
The day broke red atwart the trees.
"The King And The Mountain" by R S Ward
Most like a winter pippin, sound and fine
And tingling-red that ripe old face of thine,
Set in thy frosty beard of cheek and chin
As midst the snows the thaws of spring set in.
"To Santa Claus" by James Whitcomb Riley
THE noon was as a crystal bowl
The red wine mantled through;
Around it like a Viking's beard
The red-gold hazes blew,
As tho' he quaffed the ruddy draught
While swift his galley flew.
"A Harvest Song" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Yer wee shilpit weanie's a pityfu' prufe
That yer bosom's as dry an' as queem as my lufe;
For the bairn wi' the beard sooks ye sairest alace,
For he draws the red bluid frae yer hert an' yer face.
"The Drunkard's Wife" by Janet Hamilton
First comes the white bearded frost at morn,
Next comes the red sun, bald and shorn,
Then comes the sleet, and then comes the snow,
And then, o'er the winter-fields howling doth go,
The dark cold wind forlorn.
"A Winter's Day And Night." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Beard Mortuary and the Downtown Huntington Lions Club, in cooperation with the Red Cross, will sponsor a blood drive from noon to 6 pm Monday, Oct 15, in the Beard Mortuary parking lot, 3001 3rd Ave, Huntington.
" Red Beard Bandit" Wanted By Police.
An alleged suspect dubbed the " Red Beard Bandit" is sought by the San Diego Police Department in connection with a recent series of gas station robberies.
It's the Christmas season at New York's venerable Macy's department store, and the perfect bearded gentleman is suited up in red and listening to children's wishes as the store's Santa Claus.
At 6-4, 310 pounds, left guard Logan Mankins sports a full, bushy, red beard .
During the holiday season, Jason Todgham is almost as busy as the real fellow in the red suit and beard.
Decades before he bought a professional-grade red suit and expensive white beard, an 8-year-old - 7:09 am.
Not that you'd know it, but that was Newbry out there in the beard and the red suit in the cold night at the Town Christmas Tree Lightinglast week, for the 37th straight year.
Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been tinting his beard red by rubbing it with fruit juice and crushed berries from his breakfast, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.
A work of intense bitterness and melancholy, RAN shows where Kurosawa went after RED BEARD.
Philly's naughty SciFi writer dons the red suit and beard.
Twenty-four years ago, Jerry Stine donned a red suit and white beard for a Four Mile Church Christmas celebration, and it has become his "seasonal uniform" every Christmas since.
Red suit and beard are salve for troubled Memphians' past.