American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of ebony.
- adj. Black in color.
- n. Ebony.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ebony (which see).
- Consisting or made of ebony.
- Like ebony in color; dark; black.
- n. Ebony; an ebony tree.
- adj. Made of ebony.
- adj. poetic Black in colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of a very dark black
- From Old French eban (modern ébène), from Latin ebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος (ebenos, "ebony tree"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English eban, ebony wood, from Old French, from Latin hebenus, ebenus, ebony tree, from Greek ebenos; see ebony. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Blackbird, my dark brother dressed in ebon from head to toe, played like a madman.”
“He was at one and the same instant all modern, all imminently primitive, capable of fighting in redness of tooth and claw, desirous of remaining modern for as long as he could with his will master the study of ebon black of skin and dazzling white of decoration that confronted him.”
“Firedrake: Brooding atmosphere stoic figure still upon a throne implacable and imovable but wringing with a potential for violence (see chain sword!) ... suggestive of inhuman power ebon skin and glowing eyes, but, a hint of humanity remains.”
“Shadows danced around her like ebon flames, growing thicker by the moment.”
“It let out a scream and dissipated, struck to the heart by the ebon blade.”
“Dougal unsheathed his sword then, and the ebon blade seemed to hum in his hand.”
“She is a storm cloud—puffs of ebon skin fringing her soiled white cotton nightgown.”
“In the novel "Virtual Light," cyberpunk author William Gibson envisages a Mexico City of the near future where the air is a sooted ebon and the populace wears oxygen masks.”
“The jet-black slab of the monolith was, of course, an extraordinarily difficult object to light and photograph - and the scene would certainly have been wrecked if naked fingerprints had appeared on the ebon surface, even before it had been touched by the gloved hands of the astronauts.”
“Sorry we're running a bit late, " Nightwind apologized, pulling her ebon hair away from her finely honed face.”
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