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  • When the narrator describes the predawn port, his words take on the same lilting motion as "the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea."

    A Gloriously Musical Play for Voices

  • Gibreel's exhalations, those ochre clouds of sulphur and brimstone, had always given him -- when taken together with his pronounced widow's peak and crowblack hair -- an air more saturnine than haloed, in spite of his archangelic name.

    The Satanic Verses

  • It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched, courters'-and-rabbits 'wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.

    Cast On

  • I prefer to think of the sloe eyes of romantic heroines, or of Dylan Thomas’s sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea’.

    Wildwood

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