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  • His nose wuz as red as fire
    His nose wuz as red as fire
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Red-nose having a red nose, like a habitual drunkard
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.


In literature:

Mrs. Williams, behind me, blew her nose faintly; her eyes were red, but she did not look at us.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
He is portrayed with a jolly red nose and a mouth that positively yawns for pudding.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 22, 1920" by Various
One of his eyes was already puffed and red, his nose bleeding, and his lip cut.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
It is stupid and silly, and makes one's nose red, but I felt like crying a little before I got into bed.
"Red Hair" by Elinor Glyn
His nose was red, too, even if his name was Bunker Blue.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
The Captain had red hair and a big nose.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
It was red, had small, sharp-pointed ears and nose and a bushy tail.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
It is as much a part of one as red hair or big feet or a crooked nose.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
When Maggie O'Keefe marries ag'in, she won't marry a man wid a red nose.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
His face is broad and red, his shiny fat cheeks almost as prominent as his stumpy nose, likewise red and shiny.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Gerard Maule's nose isn't red, and I dare say therefore he's fitter.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
His thin nose was red and his eyes watered, and he had little to say.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
Her nose was straight and thin and the mouth full and red.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Her nose shone red and she sniffed.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
Byle, pressing nearer, noted that the madam's hair was brown; her eyelashes long; nose, Grecian; lips, ripe red.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Red beads about the neck cure nose-bleed.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
When he got back to his room after the swimming lesson that afternoon, he found Tom nursing a very red and enlarged nose.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
She felt her nose red and swollen.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
And whisky gave me this red nose.
"The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties" by Richard Runciman Terry
Her nose shall be as red as the coal in thy pipe!
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various

In poetry:

"Dear Grif,
Here is a whiff
Of beautiful spring flowers;
The big red rose
Is for your nose,
As toward the sky it towers.
"Dear Grif" by Louisa May Alcott
"You are old, Father William, and though one would think
All the veins in your body were dry,
Yet the end of your nose is red as a pink;
I beg your indulgence, but why?"
"Father William" by James Whitcomb Riley
I sometimes think that never blows so red
The nose, as when the spirits strike the head;
That every step one takes upon the way
Makes him wish strongly he were home in bed.
"The Rubaiyat Of A Kentuckian" by Edwin Carty Ranck
"O, where are you going?" said Milder to Molder,
"O, we may not tell you," said Festel to Fose,
"We're off to the woods," said John the Red Nose,
"We're off to the woods," said John the Red Nose.
"The Cutty Wren" by Anonymous British
When men of low tastes snore serenely in bed,
He is up and abroad with a nose blue and red;
While the lark, who would peacefully sleep in her nest,
Wakes and blesses the stranger who murders her rest.
"The Alpine Club Man" by E W Bowling
Suppose, my little lady,
Your doll should break her head, Could you make it whole by crying
Till your eyes and nose are red? And would n't it be pleasanter
To treat is as a joke; And say you're glad "'Twas Dolly's
And not your head that broke?"
"Suppose" by Phoebe Cary

In news:

Harrison Cowley (HC) is to offer PR support for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day.
Runners prepare for Saturday's Red Nose Half Marathon.
If a crying woman's red nose isn't a big enough turnoff to a man, a surprising experiment found another reason: Tears of sadness may temporarily lower his testosterone level.
The latest in unnecessary censorship takes on the classic "Rodolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.".
They're going to record a charity single for an annual event called Red Nose Day.
DMX Does 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'.
How well do you know "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and other holiday movies.
It's a red nosed, wacky take on the global sports competition with clowns taking part in the events.
It's a red nosed, wacky take on the global sports competition with clowns taking part in the events KAREwhatsupnationalNewstop 01:25.
This Christmas, Santa might not even need Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS' a dazzling but odd mashup.
0 Kyle Nudo, left, Steven Booth and Mike Sulprizio in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS" at the Falcon.
(MoneyWatch) You don't have to be named Rudolph (or have a red nose, for that matter) to know that Thanksgiving marks the kick-off to the holiday season.
Hip-Hop Christmas comes early: Tyga gets Rick Ross'd and DMX sings Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.
Watch DMX's Stellar Version of 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer .