Red-hand
Red-hand Red"-hand` (r?d"h?nd`), Red-handed Red"-hand`ed (-h?nd`?d), a. or adv. Having hands red with blood; in the very act, as if with red or bloody hands; -- said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Red hand — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • red´hand´ed|ness — red hand|ed «REHD HAN dihd», adverb, adjective. 1. in the very act of committing a crime or mischief: »a man caught red handed in robbery. 2. having hands red with blood. –red´ hand´ed|ly, adverb. –red´hand´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • red´-hand´ed|ly — red hand|ed «REHD HAN dihd», adverb, adjective. 1. in the very act of committing a crime or mischief: »a man caught red handed in robbery. 2. having hands red with blood. –red´ hand´ed|ly, adverb. –red´hand´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-hand|ed — «REHD HAN dihd», adverb, adjective. 1. in the very act of committing a crime or mischief: »a man caught red handed in robbery. 2. having hands red with blood. –red´ hand´ed|ly, adverb. –red´hand´ed|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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