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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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com that as a Belo endorser, Scarlet gets paid a minimum fee, which the couple put into the child's trust fund.
Scarlet fever is a very contagious, seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children and is not uncommon for this time of year.
Being the trooper that she was, Scarlet led the way as the 'Japan expert.
Over the period from week 37 of 2016, in mid-September, to week 12 of 2017, the week ending on Sunday March 26, there were 9,066 cases of scarlet fever recorded across England and Wales.
Anyone who thinks they have symptoms of scarlet fever should contact their GP.
Dr Theresa Lamagni, PHE's head of streptococcal infection surveillance, said: "While we hope that the Easter school break will assist in slowing down transmission of the bacteria causing scarlet fever, we cannot assume or rely on this being the case.
Still, Ken insisted on keeping up with Scarlet, stopping by the apartment after work on frequent occasions to check on her.
The New Scarlet unfolds another dimension of viewing pleasure to viewers and we are confident that customers will be enraptured by its allure.
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.
The Grandaddy of them all, hosting Cal in its attempt to win its first Rose Bowl since 1938, matched against the Scarlet Knights.
Biblical allusions associate the color scarlet with sins of the body, and by coloring their letters red, authors seem to flesh them out and add a spark of life.
Scarlet was jointly released by the Washington Agricultural Research Center, the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, and the USDA-ARS.
They then cruised into scenic Italian islands like Amalfi and Capri where Scarlet pulled off colorful summer looks.
CASES of scarlet fever in Coventry were nearly TEN times higher last year than the previous year.