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  1. having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a deep and vivid red Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. See Agate, n., 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To make red; to redden. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To make red. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A precious stone, usually a variety of corundum, varying in color from carmine-red to crimson; the color of the stone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Redness: anything red: a precious stone of a red color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Having the color of the ruby: red. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To make red:-pa.t. rubied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A gem of a red color. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Of the color of a ruby. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Pertaining to or like a ruby; crimson. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A transparent gem stone of a deep red color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A rich red like that of a ruby. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Of the colour of the ruby. Ruby of zinc, red blende. Rock ruby, a fine red variety of garnet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A precious stone, of a carmine-red colour; anything red; redness; a carbuncle; a small-sized type. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A precious stone, varying in colour between a bright scarlet and crimson, next in value to the diamond; among printers, a letter of particular size. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Of the colour of the ruby; red. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. (Heb. peninim), only in plural ( Lamentations 4:7 ). The ruby was one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate ( Exodus 28:17 ). A comparison is made between the value of wisdom and rubies ( Job 28:18 ; Proverbs 3:15 ; 8:11 ). The price of a virtuous woman is said to be "far above rubies" ( Proverbs 31:10 ). The exact meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain. Some render it "red coral;" others, "pearl" or "mother-of-pearl." biblestudytools.com
  27. r[=oo]'bi, n. a pure transparent red-coloured corundum, inferior in hardness to the diamond only among gems: redness, anything red: (her.) the tincture red or gules: (print.) a type smaller than nonpareil and larger than pearl--5½ points in the new system: the red bird of Paradise: the ruby hummer of Brazil.--adj. red.--v.t. to make red:--pa.t. and pa.p. ru'bied.--adj. RU'BIED (Shak.), red as a ruby.--n. RU'BINE (Spens.), same as RUBY.--adj. RU'BIOUS (Shak.), ruby, red, ruddy.--ns. RU'BY-BLENDE, a clear red variety of zinc sulphide: ruby silver; RU'BY-TAIL, a gold-wasp, or cuckoo-fly.--adj. RU'BY-THROAT'ED, like a humming-bird, with a ruby gorget.--ns. RU'BY-T[=I]'GER, a British moth; RU'BY-WOOD, red sandalwood.--ROCK RUBY, a ruby-red garnet. [O. Fr. rubi--L. rubeus--ruber, red.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Rare precious stone (also true or Oriental r.) of colour varying from deep crimson or purple to pale rose (balas, spinel, r., stones of less value resembling r.; above rr., of inestimable value); (of) glowing purple-tinged red colour; red pimple on nose or face; red wine; (Pugil.) blood; a size of TYPE; r. glass, coloured with oxides of copper, iron, lead, tin, &c.; r.-tail, insect of deep metallic bluish-green with upper side of abdomen bright red (also Gold wasp); (vb) dye or tinger.-colour. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. [Fr., L.] A kind of type, as- London. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. [Fr., L.] A name applied by lapidaries to several stones, distinguished by their colours, the scarlet coloured being called Spinelle R., the pale or rose-red Balais or Balas R. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] A precious stone or mineral next to the diamond in handness and value, of various shades of red, of which the most prized is carmine red;- redness: red colour;— a blain; a blotch; a carbuncle;— a size of printing typo smaller than nonpareil—in the United States it is called agate. Cabinet Dictionary

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