Scarlet admiral


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scarlet admiral (Zoöl) the red admiral. See under Red. -- Scarlet bean Bot, a kind of bean (Phaseolus multiflorus) having scarlet flowers; scarlet runner.
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In literature:

Tell me what find we to admire In epaulets and scarlet coats.
"Ballads" by William Makepeace Thackeray
It was from her that Jeremy heard, in detail, the famous story of the Scarlet Admiral.
"Jeremy" by Hugh Walpole
The scarlet cover looked so warm and snug that I stood still to admire the effect; poor Mary fairly cried when I laid her back on her pillow.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Once she announced her admiration of a certain kind of scarlet berry which grew a long distance up the mountain.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Admire the contrast of the purple and green plaid and the scarlet collar.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Up and down the neglected alleys of the garden she strolled, pausing ever and anon to admire the scarlet fire of the late poppies.
"Peggy Owen Patriot" by Lucy Foster Madison
Its vivid scarlet autumn foliage is its chief claim to the admiration of gardeners.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
A tingle of admiration ran over the man in scarlet.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller

In poetry:

Tell me what find we to admire
In epaulets and scarlet coats.
In men, because they load and fire,
And know the art of cutting throats?
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray