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 (vûr′məl, -māl′)
1. Vermilion or a similar bright red color.
2. (vĕr-mā′) Gilded silver, bronze, or copper.
Bright red in color.

[Middle English vermail, from Old French vermeil, from Late Latin vermiculus, a kind of red worm, from Latin, grub, diminutive of vermis, worm; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Metallurgy) gilded silver, bronze, or other metal, used esp in the 19th century
2. (Art Terms) gilded silver, bronze, or other metal, used esp in the 19th century
3. (Colours)
a. vermilion
b. (as adjective): vermeil shoes.
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin vermiculus insect (of the genus Kermes) or the red dye prepared from it, from Latin: little worm]
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(ˈvɜr mɪl, -meɪl or, esp. for 2, vərˈmeɪ)

1. vermilion red.
2. metal, as silver or bronze, that has been gilded.
3. of the color vermilion.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin vermiculus kermes (insect and dye), Latin: larva, grub; see vermicular]
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"Monseigneur sees nobody at this hour," he was answered by a fellow carrying a vermeil dish, in which were three pheasants and twelve quails.
Zonda Nellis textured velvet and silk halter gown in coral with matching wrap, $2,975 and $1,140; Millicent Kennedy ruby nugget and vermeil bead neckpiece, $5,364, and carnelian beaded earrings with citrine, $975, Dream Weaver.
And despite tough competition from the likes of Arizona, San Francisco and Miami to be the last team to get their win column moving, a tough trip to improving Baltimore on Sunday followed by a bye week will not give Vermeil much hope of ending his team's drought any time soon.
'I've been cut by Kansas twice and the biggest task facing me was to prove to coach Vermeil he could have confidence in my ability.
For Vermeil, it will be his second Super Bowl as a head coach, having taken the Philadelphia Eagles to defeat in 1981.
One of the problems with Vermeil, as with Kenneth Starr and Dan Quayle, is that his own words will expose him to easy ridicule, and reporters, even kind ones like Jim Thomas, are often willing to let him swing in the wind.
Kherris Amira a offert une autre medaille en vermeil dans les epreuves individuelles, ainsi que le kayakiste Haidra Ayoub sur le 500 metres.
Offensive guru Vermeil should certainly put points on the board himself with running back Priest Holmes likely to enjoy success against a run defence that remains Indy's weak suit.
Vermeil's achievement at 63 is all the more surprising as he gave up coaching to become a TV star because the pressure to win was so intense that he complained of burn-out.
It's all right, I guess, when Miklasz buys into all the hype from Vermeil and the Rams' excellent PR department, but doesn't it make him feel silly to eat massive amounts of crow?
Les epreuves par equipe de la 5e edition du Championnat arabe de badminton des U15 et U19 ont vu la nette domination de la selection algerienne des deux categories d'age (filles et garcons), lesquelles ont rafle toutes les medailles de vermeil mises en jeu, a l'issue des finales disputees a la salle Harcha-Hacene (Alger).