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red

Of or relating to a firm or the operations of a firm that are deemed unprofitable. The term derives from the color of ink used to show losses on financial statements. Compare black.
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In the midst of the shoes stood a pair of red ones, just like those the princess had worn.
The Red Queen broke the silence by saying to the White Queen,
"He is weeping for a red rose," said the Nightingale.
The red weed grew tumultuously in their roofless rooms.
It fears neither the terrible tempests of the Red Sea, nor its currents, nor its sandbanks."
Red, however, went on to say that, since Ring was such a mighty man that he could do everything, it had occurred to him to advise the King to ask him to search for these treasures, and come back with them before Christmas; in return the King should promise him his daughter.
What was the Red One?--Bassett asked himself a thousand times in the succeeding week, while he seemed to grow stronger.
Some time later I was awakened by his frightful growlings and opened my eyes to see three red Martians standing a short distance from us and covering me with their rifles.
"With The Black Wolf dead, and may the devil pull out his eyes with red hot tongs, we might look farther and fare worse, mates, in search of a chief," spoke Red Shandy, eyeing his fellows, "for verily any man, be he but a stripling, who can vanquish six such as we, be fit to command us."
Shall we both course it?" answered Nicholas, seeing in Erza and "Uncle's" red Rugay two rivals he had never yet had a chance of pitting against his own borzois.
In 1918 I was present at a meeting of the 'Frisco Reds. Of all our Fighting Groups this one was the most formidable, ferocious, and merciless.
But my wife has gone fishing for red eels to-day, so some of you will have to mind the children."