Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blue so dark that it is nearly black. Similar to blue-black.
“Her hands were stained that purple-blue, and her lips were ringed black-blue, and a once-plump blueberry teetered on her tongue, staining her teeth as gray as a November sky.”
“At her nephew's nuptials which, in accordance with Jerusalem custom, took place outdoors, under a chuppah (wedding canopy), Stewart said she was moved by "that black-blue sky and that breeze, with the chuppah and tallit (prayer shawl) with the navy-blue stripes and the olive trees holding up the chuppah.”
“At a bit past two, with gelled-back hair, a wave right down the middle, the Members Only jacket he got back after leaving prison, and Wrangler jeans still black-blue, he headed out, driving toward the place where he hoped to see his son.”
“Down dropped the black-blue robes, gray-pearled, and slipped, leaving a filmy, silken, misty thing, and underneath I glimpsed her limb of utter light.”
“The room lacked a roof, revealing the flat sky — a muddled black-blue haze of clouds and stars and moon, that repeated again and again.”
“As if just for her, he spread his shimmering tail in a wheel of turquoise and green and black-blue.”
“A dark black-blue figure on the bed in the darkness, she turned and her face was illuminated in the pale red spotlight of the clock on the nightstand.”
“I miss that one... always seemed more woodsy than the yellow/black-blue one.”
“He twisted to the side, the relief of his face etched against the paler black-blue of the sky above the water.”
“Stilbro 'ironworks threw a tremulous lurid shimmer on the horizon - with the same sky on an unclouded frosty night He did not trouble himself to ask where the constellations and the planets were gone, or to regret the' black-blue 'serenity of the air-ocean which those white islets stud, and which another ocean, of heavier and denser element, now rolled below and concealed.”
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