Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Indian Red.

 Indian File (In).Indian Summer (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Indian Red.
Red hæmatite (peroxide of iron), found abundantly in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. It is of a deep, lakey hue, used for flesh tints.   1
   The Persian Red, which is of a darker hue with a sparkling lustre, is imported from the island of Ormuz in the Persian Gulf.   2
   The Romans obtained this pigment from the island of Elba. “Insulane exhaustis chalybum generosa metallis.” (Ovid.)   3

 Indian File (In).Indian Summer (The). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.