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Term: Nantucket red 
Meaning: Faded red colour, a cross between red and pink, associated with sailing shirts, trousers and shorts worn on the island of Nantucket, MA. What happens when you leave a red clothing item lying out in the sun too long.
Red ochre was once used as a preservative for sails and it is likely that the original trousers were made from this sailcloth. 
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