from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A British moth, Tæniocampa rubricosa.


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  • So the red-chestnut marvelled at the new wells of strength which he was draining as he ran.


  • He danced and shied as each cloud-shadow struck him, a dim figure in the shade but shining red-chestnut in the sun patches.


  • When he arrived, he told the first story of the wild red-chestnut, beautiful, swift as an eagle.


  • It was once a rich red-chestnut, no doubt, but now it was sun-faded to the color of sand.


  • For the red-chestnut was bounding away in pursuit of his last companion with a winged gallop.


  • The one at present in the London "Zoo" is thus described: "Rich red-chestnut in colour on the upper surface, jet black as to the lower surface, the limbs also black, the snout and inside of ears white; the tail bushy, reddish-brown in colour and indistinctly ringed."

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Its colour was mostly of a beautiful red-chestnut, the base of the bill being surrounded with velvet-like plumes, while the throat and upper part of the breast were of a deep purple-red; a bright golden-green zone running across the lower part, separated from the red above by a line of yellow; the lower portion of the body being perfectly white.

    The South Sea Whaler


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