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lurid
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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Definition
shocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
  • At first it was but a lurid spark upon the stone pavement.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (85% in)
  • Then it was withdrawn as suddenly as it appeared, and all was dark again save the single lurid spark which marked a chink between the stones.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (86% in)

There are no more uses of "lurid" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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