from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very dark blue.
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- n. A very dark blue.
- n. Black with bluish highlights.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of, or having, a very dark blue color, almost black.
- n. a pigment of a blue black color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a bluish-black color.
- n. A name of ivory-black, from its bluish hue; a color resembling ivory-black.
- n. A well-burnt and levigated charcoal prepared from vine-twigs. Also called vine-black.
- n. In making black leathers, the foundation for the final color, a bluish black which when finished is a jet-black on the grain side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of black tinged with blue
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Yet, in our morning conversations, we both acknowledge that my talent with a Beretta pistol or his with a blue-black machine-gun pistol are not real.
There are still some fat, red berries among the hawthorns, though, and blackthorn bushes have their own blue-black berries known as sloes, which make delicious sloe gin.
The water was very smooth below us, the hard colour of some blue-black stone.
Though some of these works are significant Samuel Palmer's Arcadian landscape bathed in a pink-and-gold sunset; Arthur Melville's nightscape of Venice, golden stone rising through a velvet blue-black sky, they form in aggregate the least interesting body of work in the show.
The village witch doctor coated Mr. Holm's burns with a blue-black paste of boiled snake, tree bark and herbs.
The sun gleamed off her long, blue-black hair, as if reflecting off a pool of water.
The birds spun like a blue-black dust devil before resettling out of sight.
She stood slowly, wiping her mouth with the back of her wrist, then stared out at the blue-black water and the odd beauty of the downtown skyline framed by light-pollution haze and dim stars.
Great blue-black clouds rolled in from the west and just at dusk I saw one raven slide into the lower level of the chimney.
Her eyes were cold black beads in her pale face, and the wings detached from long spidery arms and trailed in the dust like a blue-black cloak.
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