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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Red as any rose in June.
            —Cecil Frances Alexander
  Red, like a cardinal.
            —Leonid Andreyev
  Red as a beet.
  Red as a blister.
  Red as a brick.
  Red as a cherry.
  Red as a coal.
  Red as a danger signal.
  Red as a hunter’s face.
  Red as a petticoat.
  Red as a red wagon.
  Red as Roger’s nose, who was christened with pump water.
  Red as asoka flowers.
  Red as a turkey-cock.
  Red as fields of heather on fire. Anonymous  15
  Red as the fire of a pipe.
  Red as the heather bell.
  Glowed red, like the ishrik seeds, fresh fallen, unbroken, bright.
  Red as a plum.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Red as with wine out of season.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Face of him … red as that of the foggiest rising Moon.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Red as the highest colour’d Gallic wine.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Red as a fox.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Rede as blood.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Rede as rose.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
As doth where that men melte lede.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Reed as the bristles of a sowes erys.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Red as a tile.
            —Daniel Defoe
  Red as beetroot.
            —Charles Dickens
  Red as gore.
            —Michael Field
  Red as beef.
            —Henry Fielding
  Red as the sangaree.
            —Richard Garnett
  Red as deep as bull’s blood.
            —Edward Gibbon
  Red as the blood-drops from a wounded heart.
            —Frank W. Gunsaulus
  Red as coral.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  Dry red, like old blood.
            —Maurice Hewlett
With hue as red as the rosy bed
Which a bee would choose to dream in.
            —Charles Fenno Hoffman
  Red as the beacon-light.
            —James Hogg
  Red as an angry sunset.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Red as the rose is red.
            —Omar Khayyám
  Red as slaughter.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Red as the fire of a furnace.
            —Alphonse M. L. Lamartine
  Red as a beacon the wind has upblown.
            —Sidney Lanier
  Red as if he were going to choke.
            —George MacDonald
  Nose had got as red with passion as the protuberance of a turkey-cock when gobbling out its unutterable feelings of disdain.
            —George MacDonald
  Red as murder.
            —George Meredith
  Red as the British Army.
            —George Meredith
  Red as a dawn.
            —Henry Morley
  Red as a lobster.
            —Thomas Nash
  Red as Cupid’s bed of red rose-leaves shed on Mount Hymettus.
            —Miles O’Reilly
  Red as a mazer from an alder-tree.
            —François Rabelais
  Red as Mont Blanc at morning glows.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Red … as the forge’s mouth.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Red as from the broken heart.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Red, like a ruby.
            —John Ruskin
  Red as fire.
            —William Shakespeare
  Red as Mars.
            —William Shakespeare
  Red as new-enkindled fire.
            —William Shakespeare
  Red as Titan’s face.
            —William Shakespeare
  Red, as it had drunk the evening beams.
            —Robert Southey
  Red did show like roses in a bed of lillies shed.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Red as dawn.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Red as hate.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Red as hot brows of shame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Red as love or shame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Lips red as morning’s rise.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Red as the rains of hell.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Red as a poppy.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Red as mountain-ash berries.
            —Zacharias Topélius
  Red as the Baldinsville skoolhouse.
            —Artemus Ward
  Red as the reddest ruby.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton
Red as the banner which enshrouds
The warrior-dead when strife is done.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Red as the naked hand of doom.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Red as ruddy clover.
            —William Wordsworth

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