incarnadine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v incarnadine make flesh-colored
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incarnadine Flesh-colored; of a carnation or pale red color.
    • v. t Incarnadine To dye red or crimson. "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood
      Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather
      The multitudinous seas incarnadine ,
      Making the green one red."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incarnadine Of a carnation-color; pale-red.
    • incarnadine To dye red or carnation; tinge with the color of flesh.
    • n incarnadine A color ranging from flesh-color to blood-red.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Incarnadine in-kär′na-din to dye of a red colour
    • adj Incarnadine carnation-coloured
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. incarnadin, It. incarnatino,; L. pref. in-, in + caro, carnis, flesh. Cf. Carnation Incarnate

Usage

In literature:

He painted his neck an incarnadine hue Each morning and varnished it all that he knew.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
The firelight played upon her half-averted face, twisted shadows into the sheen of her hair, incarnadined her smooth cheek.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
From time to time he held up his white hands and let the sun incarnadine them.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Too often commerce and conquest moved hand in hand, and the colony was incarnadined with blood.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
She was to learn that a hospital is not a slaughter house incarnadined with writhing victims, as some of us had thought.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
That sallow cheek of hers to incarnadine.
"The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)" by Lord Byron
That yellow Cheek of hers to incarnadine.
"Rubiyt of Omar Khayym and Salmn and Absl" by Omar Khayym and Ralph Waldo Emerson
It overspread his high, bald, intellectual forehead, and incarnadined his sconce up to the very top of it.
"Two Days' Solitary Imprisonment" by Edward Bellamy
The blood alone that has incarnadined all lands is worth vastly more than the dead soil into which it has been poured.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, May 1887" by Various
The sun shone again through the tall window, blood-red as before; grass and sky were as richly incarnadined.
"" by E.W. Hornung
The horseman would have turned pale but for the whisky which had permanently incarnadined the bend of his nose.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
That yellow Cheek of hers to incarnadine.
"Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" by Omar Khayyam
That yellow Cheek of her's to incarnadine.
"The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam" by Omar Khayyam
The red blood of the monster gushes forth, "incarnadining" (as Macbeth says) the waves.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I" by Various
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In poetry:

'Twas when at length in genial showers
The spring attained its close;
And June with many a myriad rose
Incarnadined the bowers:
"Recollections" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
O member, in thy stubborn strength
a power avails on podex-sense
To boil the blood in breast and brain;
shudder the nerves incarnadine!
"The Atheist" by Aleister Crowley
The eve of Golgotha had come,
And Christ lay shrouded in the garden Tomb:
Among the olives, Oh, how dumb,
How sad the sun incarnadined the gloom!
"The Empty Cross" by Cale Young Rice
Eagle, Tyrolean eagle,
Why are thy plumes so red?
"From drinking of the wine
Of Etschland's peerless vine;
Its juice so redly shines,
That it incarnadines."
"The Red Tyrolean Eagle" by John Lawson Stoddard
The dew that used to wet thee,
And, white first, grow incarnadined, because
It lay upon thee where the crimson was,—-
If dropping now,—-would darken where it met thee.
"A Dead Rose" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Impossible! no stretch of utmost skill can fetch
That fair invisible in colours to confine.
How shall pencil trace unhelped her holy grace?
How divine
Lids of what sweet curve, what lips incarnadine?
"The Lover And The Painter" by Manmohan Ghose