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Red

applied to gold. Hence a gold watch is a “red kettle.”

“Thou shewʹst an honest nature; weepʹst for thy master;

There’s a red rogue to buy the handkerchief.”


Beaumont and Fletcher: Mad Lover, v. 4.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Reck his own Rede (To)
Reckon (I)
Reckoning without your Host
Reclaim
Recorded
Recreant
Rector
Reculer pour Mieux Sauter
Reculver
Red
Red
Red Basque Cap
Red Book
Red Book of the Exchequer (The)
Red Boots
Red-breasts
Red Button (A)
Red Cap (Mother)
Red Coats
Red Cock
Red Comyn