brownish-black love

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of black tinged with brown

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But the standout is the full length 1861 portrait of a little boy, "Le Petit Lange," formally dressed in brownish-black against a simple brown background, with a black hat, gray spats, ruddy cheeks and shining black-brown eyes.

    Still Turning Black to Light

  • Most of his fur had sloughed off, leaving behind a shriveled, brownish-black carcass.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment

  • But the true delicacy is a softer, richer, brownish-black creature, without preservatives if at all possible.

    Blood Pudding

  • When a color is other than black (a dark shade of grey or brownish-black), the eye wants to see black.

    Drive-By-Shooting Sunday: Spiritual Tramp

  • I have: olive (below hip); brown ditto; black ditto; burgundy waist-length; brownish-black ditto; what may be a navy fur sheep (it's hair, rather than curls) with a hood, mid-thigh length; and black ankle-length (3 of these are new).

    This --> - A Dress A Day

  • It smells and tastes like, well, you know. *crinkle nose* After sugar cane or sugar beets are squozen and the juice is boiled down to a syrup, the crystals that form are removed – the crystals are refined sugars, and the brownish-black liquid that remains is molasses.

    Sugar High Friday no. 8 - Molasses

  • “Yes,” said George, a much leaner and slightly taller man, with dark, blurry, reflective eyes and a thin, largely vanished growth of brownish-black hair which contrasted strangely with the egg-shaped whiteness of his bald head.

    The Financier

  • She was tall, dark, sallow, lithe, with a strange moodiness of heart and a recessive, fulgurous gleam in her chestnut-brown, almost brownish-black eyes.

    The Titan

  • He had a wild, stormy, November eye, a wealth of loose, brownish-black hair combed upward from the temples, with one lock straggling Napoleonically down toward the eyes; cheeks that had almost a babyish tint to them; lips much too rich, red, and sensuous; a nose that was fine and large and full, but only faintly aquiline; and eyebrows and mustache that somehow seemed to flare quite like his errant and foolish soul.

    The Titan

  • Blackstrap molasses is the thick, very dark brownish-black syrup that remains after the last extraction of sugar from cane or sorghum.

    THROW ME A BONE

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