Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blue so dark that it is nearly black. Similar to blue-black.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • 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.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • 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.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • 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.

    The Son of Estelle Ivy

  • 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."

    Martha Stewart sets her sights on Israel

  • 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.

    DARKWATER

  • As if just for her, he spread his shimmering tail in a wheel of turquoise and green and black-blue.

    The Dressmaker

  • 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.

    Babylon Nights

  • 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.

    Quarter-turn the Quaternion

  • I miss that one... always seemed more woodsy than the yellow/black-blue one.

    Month of MARVEL: Day 22

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