• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Red-short (Metal) Hot-short; brittle when red-hot; -- said of certain kinds of iron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • red-short Noting iron or steel when it is of such a character that it is brittle at a red heat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Red-short noting iron that is brittle at red-heat
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.


In literature:

Nell laughed a short strange laugh; I saw her breast rise and fall, and a bright red patch marked either cheek.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Perry Alford came punctual to the minute, and shortly thereafter Red Brown, Sid DuPree, Silvey, and Skinny Mosher.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
He was a young man, with a short red mustache and a peaked hat, and a greenish-shade Norfolk jacket with a badge on the left breast.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Used to all kinds of exigencies, the red men did not mind either a lack of food or of water for so short a time.
"Wild Bill's Last Trail" by Ned Buntline
She put up both hands, lifting the helmet from her head, and the red-blonde hair fell back from her short, gold curls.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
It is short, open breast, well embroidered, and is red or white and reaches to the middle of the thigh.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
His hands too were large and red, with immense knuckles and brutal, short, stubbed nails.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
Leaves very short and few in number, reddish-green; leaf-stems and nerves blood-red.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Petit-Pierre was all dressed in light blue cloth, with a smart red waistcoat so short that it descended scarcely below his chin.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
Among them was a woman wearing a short red skirt and mounted on a tall horse.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
The women of the poorer classes are garbed in a short petticoat, usually red or blue, and a loose shirt.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
And shortly afterward Donoghue heard of the negotiations and the wily propaganda of the Reds and put a stop to it.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
It set against the dike, short and narrow but red-black with the iron it contained.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
In 1867 the houses of the settlers occupied the banks of the Red River at short intervals for twenty-four miles.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The other men were short fellows, each with a red mustache.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
At the sound of these she stopped short, turning red, and then pale, and looked intently at Rorie, who was standing close by, smiling at her.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
There lay the treasure, a huge red inflated ball, just stopped in its downward current by a short projecting stick.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
This man was short and stout; he had a very red face, white hair and pointed grey beard.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
Anything short of a permanent elimination of the red menace was cried down.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Shortly afterwards he was caught red-handed firing the grass on Warenda Station, on his way to Boulia.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield

In poetry:

Black Scots and red Scots,
Short Scots an’ lang,
Ginger Scots an’ bald Scots—
I dealt wi’ the gang.
"The Scots [A Dirge]" by Henry Lawson
Sweet is thy reign, but short; The red dog-star
Shall scorch thy tresses, and the mower's scythe
Thy greens, thy flow'rets all,
Remorseless shall destroy.
"Ode To Spring" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
And Green of Kensington, estray ed to view
In three short months the world he never knew,
Stares with blind eyes upon the Quartered
Flag And sees no more than yellow, red and blue.
"The Exiles' Line" by Rudyard Kipling
But Willy was thick-set; and freckled and fair;
Had eyes of light blue, and short curly red hair;
And, as I should like you the whole truth to know,
The schoolmaster thought him "decidedly slow."
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
"Drink pale sherry and drink red port!
Eat and be merry, for life is short!"
And then he hurried the mate on deck
And tied a halliard around his neck,
While the crew stood by to haul away,
And a hunchback fifer began to play.
"Old Rochon" by Maurice Thompson
Above the short-grassed downs all broidered over
With scarlet pimpernel, and silver clover,
Like spicy incense quivers the warm air,
With piercing fervid heat,
The noonday sunbeams beat
On the red granite sea-slabs, broad and bare.
"Noonday" by Frances Anne Kemble

In news:

Brooklyn Decker steamed up the red carpet of a Battleship photocall in a short version of Stella McCartney's cutout dress.
Red Holzman always had an eye for basketball talent, but on a hot October day in 1970, his eyes wandered from Reed, Bradley and Frazier and were suddenly locked on the skinny guy with the shorts seated in the stands at Monmouth College.
Metro reports the Red Line delays cleared and normal service resumed shortly after 3:20 p.m.
Short red snapper season successful.
Democrats have a fairly short list of House seats that they are confident could go from Red to Blue this November.
Roy 2 fell short, but Reds' sloppiness boosted Phils.
Journeyman keeper Bill Gaudette has been nothing short of a revelation for the Red Bulls while Ryan Meara has been injured, and was stellar again in keeping tonight's 2-1 loss to Tottenham close.
Each year shortly after Christmas, department stores, drug stores and the like turn red.
Bills fall short in red-zone offense.
Detroit Tigers' bases-loaded rally cut short in rain-shortened loss to Boston Red Sox.
Small, red, short haired, male, mini dachshund , 10 months old.
It was a short red carpet that led into Guild Hall on Saturday night in East Hampton.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, in a Red Cross photo taken at Guantanamo Bay (left) and a photo (right) taken by US forces shortly after they captured him in 2003.
His trades have revamped the organization and positioned the team to compete with the Red Sox and Yankees in the short term.
In this short western, Tex and Red are on the trail of a dangerous outlaw.

In science:

If this phase is short compared to the red (early-type) and blue (late type) phases, as our study indicates, a shortage of systems with intermediate colors is to be expected, as suggested by Balogh et al. (2004).
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
During the burst, these galaxies become bluer and brighter in mean surface brightness, then, shortly after the burst, they become as red as ellipticals (Charlot & Silk 1994), thus explaining the presence of red spirals in cluster cores.
The morphological segregation of galaxies in clusters. III. The distant cluster Cl0939+4713 (Abell 851)
GY141 has strong VO at 8500 ˚A and a red spectral slope that resembles a giant, while the CaH, TiO, and VO short-ward of 8500 ˚A are reproduced well by the dwarf/giant average.
Young Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in IC 348
The periodogram of a short time series, containing red noise (generated using the method of Timmer & K ¨onig 1995), shows a large peak at f = 4 × 10−2.
A simple test for periodic signals in red noise
Periodogram of a short (K = 256) time series containing red noise.
A simple test for periodic signals in red noise
We show the dependence on the value of ΩΛ explicitly for the lens B0218+357 using the MVDF (thick lines) and IVDF (thin lines) respectively, for a range of values: ΩΛ = 0.2 (black, dotted), ΩΛ = 0.4 (red, short-dashed), ΩΛ = 0.7 (green, solid) and ΩΛ = 1.0 (blue, long-dashed).
How robust are the constraints on cosmology and galaxy evolution from the lens-redshift test?
For the dataset containing short filaments, the FSR curve (red, solid line) is found between the other two curves.
Networks of Polynomial Pieces with Application to the Analysis of Point Clouds and Images
In these figures the long (blue) arrows denote the electron momentum vector, and the short (red) arrows denote the electron spin vector.
Neutrino Mass
Since this process (commonly referred to as ‘strangulation’) is usually combined with a relatively efficient supernovae feedback, galaxies that are accreted onto a larger system consume their gas very rapidly, moving onto the red-sequence on quite short time-scales [33, 34, 35].
"Ab initio" models of galaxy formation: successes and open problems
We design a method for determination of significance of wavelet spectral features (in short, wavelet peaks) calculated for any X-ray light curve which intrinsic variability is a realization of a sum of red- and white-noise (Poisson) processes.
Wavelet analysis: a new significance test for signals dominated by intrinsic red-noise variability
Another potential solution is implementing a sample/hold circuit with analog switches that toggle modulation to the laser while applying a sampled lock-in output to the laser during the short durations of time when a narrow red laser is necessary.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Short blue (long red) symbols represent charge-carriers in the first (second) energy level. S indicates the ground biexciton state. T0 (T±3 ) indicates the metastable spin-triplet biexciton state with z-axis spin pro jection of 0 (±3).
Radiative cascade from quantum dot metastable spin-blockaded biexciton
It is obvious that short duration, periodic gaps, sparsely sampling, low S/N ratio and red noise character of the data sets deserve simulations in order to determine the significance and the uncertainties of the error-free results obtained in last section (§4.1).
Cross-spectral analysis of the X-ray variability of Mrk 421
The BeppoSAX/MECS spectrum (dots/black) fitted by Comptonization/reflection (dot-dashes/red), Fe dis k line (short dashes/magenta), emission of an ionized plasma (long dashes/blue), all absorbed by a neutral medium.
A study of RXTE and BeppoSAX observations of Cyg X-3
The red curve is the sum of the three blue curves (again, adjusted to have a peak value of zero.) The position of the peak, found as described above, is indicated by the short vertical red line, and the horizontal red line indicates the 68% confidence interval, again obtained as described above.
Asymmetric Statistical Errors