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scarlet woman

A woman who is ostracized because of promiscuous behavior. Once everyone learned of her affair, she moved away from the city, rather than staying and being labeled a scarlet woman.
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scarlet red

A dark reddish dye that is used as a biological stain. You can see that the fat in that tissue sample has been stained scarlet red.
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scarlet woman

A prostitute, an immoral woman, as in Malicious gossip had it that she was a scarlet woman, which was quite untrue. This expression first appeared in Revelation 17:5, describing Saint John's vision of a woman in scarlet clothes with an inscription on her forehead, "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth." Some interpreters believe she stood for Rome, drunk with the blood of saints, but by about 1700 the term was being used more generally for a woman with loose morals.
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scarlet woman

a notoriously promiscuous or immoral woman.
The term was originally applied as a derogatory reference to the Roman Catholic Church, regarded as being devoted to showy ritual. It comes from Revelation 17.
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The first symptoms of scarlet fever include a sore throat and fever which may be accompanied by a headache, nausea and vomiting.
Dr Wendy Phillips, Deputy Director of Health Protection at Public Health England's (PHE) Yorkshire and the Humber Centre, said: "Anyone with symptoms of scarlet fever, which include a sore throat, headache and fever accompanied by a characteristic rash, should consult their GP.
The guidelines also include resources such as template letters for parents/guardians, staff and GPs highlighting the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever and the need for symptomatic children to stay off school and see their GP promptly.
I didn't know where she was until three weeks before Scarlet was born," Judy Chipps said.
The New Scarlet TV beats its predecessor's (previous Scarlet model) record of 44.
Then Scarlet arrived on Independence Day so we had have to have an American-themed party for her.
At the glittering event, themed "Scarlet On Air", Natassia Malthe, the starring character of the Scarlet TV series, descended in a hot-air balloon on Suada, the man-made island that lies between the European and the Asian sides of Istanbul.
Motive has agreed to invest funding of A[pounds sterling]250,000 in the development of Scarlet.
We are delighted to provide Scarlet with the technology to deliver these exciting new services," said Roger Dorf, Navini's President and CEO.
To say that the movie is about Scarlet and Him helping each other makes it sound like some kind of groan-inducing, cloying cliche, which, thanks to all involved, it isn't.
In most cases, scarlet letters have a dazzling quality that you can't help but notice.
Signs and Symptoms: Persons with scarlet fever have a characteristic rash that is fine, red, rough-textured and blanches upon pressure.
Going forward Scarlet will offer telephony and high speed Internet access over a single connection to a customer premises.
Behind this recent communication campaign lies the overhaul, in three phases, of Scarlet's different fixed and mobile offers: the prepaid mobile offer last April, the Scarlet mobile subscription in early June, and the new Scarlet Trio pack with fixed telephony, Internet and Belgacom TV for Scarlet since the 1st of August.
LG's Scarlet Makes Her Jordanian Debut Clever Marketing Campaign for Unique LCD TV Set Changes Meaning of "TV Series"