Turkey-red

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turkey-red a fine durable red dye, obtained from madder, but now mostly prepared chemically, first produced in Turkey
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Usage

In literature:

This is the substance which yields the Turkey-red dye.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Nan followed in a Turkey red calico wrapper, beloved of 'Vada's heart.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
If you want that quality of goods in red, you ought to get Turkey-red.
"Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature" by Various
Turning back into the room she unbuttoned her turkey-red dressing-gown, preparatory to the business of washing and dressing.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
The woods were wide and wild, and the red deer, and the bear, and the wild turkey were everywhere, and all were his.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Like the turkey and some other animals they have an antipathy to a red colour, and are excited by it to mischief.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
And I can see the wallpaper and the Turkey-red cotton curtains.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
And the red rag and the turkey is an illustration of Hypnotism in one of the books thereon.
"The Mystic Will" by Charles Godfrey Leland
The big roast turkey, and celery, and a big dish of red cranberries, and other good things!
"Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's" by Laura Lee Hope
Only think of the nasty red-wattled turkey gobbling at and goading a poor, harmless, innocent bear!
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
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In poetry:

One morning knocked, at half-past eight,
A tall Red Indian at his gate.
In Turkey, as you're p'raps aware,
Red Indians are extremely rare.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

As Auglaize County farmer, he tends to the physical needs of turkeys occupying three red barns at his 90-acre spread along New Bremen-New Knoxville Road.
Maurice Geddie of Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood picks up a free turkey donated by a local grocery store.
Traditional as well as turkey in bacon w/ red and green chile.
It probably included some turkey and ham, and maybe even some red meat.
Headscarves in Turkey wave a red flag.
What's the red thing hanging under the Turkeys chin .
'Life of Pi,' 'Red Dawn' and other Turkey Day movie pleasures.
Can SPAM Oven Roasted Turkey, diced 1/2 cup red pepper jelly Assorted crackers (optional).
Turkey needs help to cope with Syrian exodus : Red Cross.
Brett Fanning and the Hall Red Devils had a grand opening at the Seneca Turkey Tournament Monday.
Our experts tell you, and they're accompanied by a Bourbon Red turkey.
If weather permits, turkey vultures, named for red-skinned heads resembling those of wild turkeys, hang out here year-round.
From Red Grange's professional debut to Leon Lett's biggest gaffe, we take a look at some of the most memorable Turkey Day moments.
Red Pomegranate , a division of II Sisters, based in Moss Beach, Calif, specializes in gilded glass tableware manufactured in Turkey.
Try the fan-favorite Turkey Trailhead with Swiss cheese, avocado, red onion, lettuce, and tomato for your lunch break or next hike.
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