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 Purple (blue and red)Purpure [purple]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Purple (Promotion to the).
 
Promotion to the rank of cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.   1
        “Dr. Moran’s promotion to the purple is certain.”—Newspaper paragraph.
 


 Purple (blue and red)Purpure [purple]. 

 
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