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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 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 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.
See also: scarlet, woman
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It was a tense affair, with only flashes of excitement to get the Scarlets supporters' pulses racing, but everyone was eagerly willing the boys on across the Irish Sea, whether with heads in hands or eyes to the skies in quiet prayer.
And this Scarlets defence, despite it's unsung nature, has been brilliant throughout the tournament.
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WALES TEAM (v Barbarians): Liam Williams (Scarlets); H Robinson (Cardiff Blues), A Bishop (Ospreys), J Hook (Perpignan), A Brew (Newport Gwent Dragons); D Biggar (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues); R Gill (Saracens), M Rees (Scarlets, capt), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), A-W Jones (Ospreys), I Evans (Ospreys), J Turnbull (Scarlets), J Tipuric (Ospreys), Ryan Jones (Ospreys).
MAGNERS LEAGUE Scarlets 17 Leinster 17 LEINSTER launched a remarkable second-half comeback to grab a draw and prevent the Scarlets taking top spot in the Magners League at a rain-drenched Parc y Scarlets.
LEINSTER launched a remarkable second half comeback to grab a draw and prevent the Scarlets taking top spot in the Magners League at a rain-drenched Parc y Scarlets last night.
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