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The magical shoes that Dorothy wears in The Wizard of Oz. I wish I had a pair of ruby slippers like Dorothy so that I could be transported home with the mere click of my heels.
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*red as a cherryand *red as a poppy; *red as a rose; *red as a ruby; *red as blood
bright red. (*Also: as ~.) When she came in from ice-skating, Clara's nose was as red as a cherry. When her boss praised her in front of the whole office, Emily turned red as a poppy. I would like to make a dress out of that beautiful velvet that is red as a rose. Jane painted her fingernails with polish as red as a ruby. I want to have my car painted red as blood.