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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Red
 
  Red as any rose in June.
            —Cecil Frances Alexander
  1
  Red, like a cardinal.
            —Leonid Andreyev
  2
  Red as a beet.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Red as a blister.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Red as a brick.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Red as a cherry.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Red as a coal.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Red as a danger signal.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Red as a hunter’s face.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Red as a petticoat.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Red as a red wagon.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Red as Roger’s nose, who was christened with pump water.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Red as asoka flowers.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Red as a turkey-cock.
            —Anonymous
  14
  Red as fields of heather on fire. Anonymous  15
  Red as the fire of a pipe.
            —Anonymous
  16
  Red as the heather bell.
            —Anonymous
  17
  Glowed red, like the ishrik seeds, fresh fallen, unbroken, bright.
            —Arabic
  18
  Red as a plum.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  19
  Red as with wine out of season.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  20
  Face of him … red as that of the foggiest rising Moon.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  21
  Red as the highest colour’d Gallic wine.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  22
  Red as a fox.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  23
  Rede as blood.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  24
  Rede as rose.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  25
                Rede,
As doth where that men melte lede.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  26
  Reed as the bristles of a sowes erys.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  27
  Red as a tile.
            —Daniel Defoe
  28
  Red as beetroot.
            —Charles Dickens
  29
  Red as gore.
            —Michael Field
  30
  Red as beef.
            —Henry Fielding
  31
  Red as the sangaree.
            —Richard Garnett
  32
  Red as deep as bull’s blood.
            —Edward Gibbon
  33
  Red as the blood-drops from a wounded heart.
            —Frank W. Gunsaulus
  34
  Red as coral.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  35
  Dry red, like old blood.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  36
With hue as red as the rosy bed
Which a bee would choose to dream in.
            —Charles Fenno Hoffman
  37
  Red as the beacon-light.
            —James Hogg
  38
  Red as an angry sunset.
            —Jean Ingelow
  39
  Red as the rose is red.
            —Omar Khayyám
  40
  Red as slaughter.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  41
  Red as the fire of a furnace.
            —Alphonse M. L. Lamartine
  42
  Red as a beacon the wind has upblown.
            —Sidney Lanier
  43
  Red as if he were going to choke.
            —George MacDonald
  44
  Nose had got as red with passion as the protuberance of a turkey-cock when gobbling out its unutterable feelings of disdain.
            —George MacDonald
  45
  Red as murder.
            —George Meredith
  46
  Red as the British Army.
            —George Meredith
  47
  Red as a dawn.
            —Henry Morley
  48
  Red as a lobster.
            —Thomas Nash
  49
  Red as Cupid’s bed of red rose-leaves shed on Mount Hymettus.
            —Miles O’Reilly
  50
  Red as a mazer from an alder-tree.
            —François Rabelais
  51
  Red as Mont Blanc at morning glows.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  52
  Red … as the forge’s mouth.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  53
  Red as from the broken heart.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  54
  Red, like a ruby.
            —John Ruskin
  55
  Red as fire.
            —William Shakespeare
  56
  Red as Mars.
            —William Shakespeare
  57
  Red as new-enkindled fire.
            —William Shakespeare
  58
  Red as Titan’s face.
            —William Shakespeare
  59
  Red, as it had drunk the evening beams.
            —Robert Southey
  60
  Red did show like roses in a bed of lillies shed.
            —Edmund Spenser
  61
  Red as dawn.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  62
  Red as hate.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  63
  Red as hot brows of shame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  64
  Red as love or shame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  65
  Lips red as morning’s rise.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  66
  Red as the rains of hell.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  67
  Red as a poppy.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  68
  Red as mountain-ash berries.
            —Zacharias Topélius
  69
  Red as the Baldinsville skoolhouse.
            —Artemus Ward
  70
  Red as the reddest ruby.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton
  71
Red as the banner which enshrouds
The warrior-dead when strife is done.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  72
  Red as the naked hand of doom.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  73
  Red as ruddy clover.
            —William Wordsworth
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