He would have talked with him, and tried to comfort him, but remembering that he had nothing but his shirt on, he changed his mind and sat down again at the open pane to bathe in the cold air and gaze at the exquisite lines of the cross, silent, but full of meaning for him, and the mounting lurid yellow star.
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Dawn breaks, the sun’s rays tracing the sky above Blackcliffs ebony belltower like bloodied fingers, tingeing everyone in the courtyard a lurid red.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
She showed me the lurid lines on her wrists, like bracelets.