from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brown so dark that it is nearly black.


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  • 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

  • It looked angry and vengeful, the long, black-brown stinger poised and ready to strike.

    Insect Eater

  • On Sunday when Dolly awakened, she had olive skin and black-brown hair that fell in waves to her hips.

    it's wonderful. everywhere. so white.

  • Her free hand ran through her slightly knotted hair, capturing the stray black-brown strings at her knuckles.

    Apples to Apples

  • This assistance actually arose out of the SWU, SWOP and Echo South x Southwest Experiment that focused on building black-brown bridges across the south and southwest.

    Democracy doesn't end on election day

  • Another sighting of large ( "bigger than a labrador") black-brown feline in Australia here.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  •  It made for black-brown shadows — under the folding metal chair, behind the machines that lit up and beeped.

    What the Father Said

  • The uppermost layer was a deep black-brown, the one below an anemic yellow-tan.

    Spider Bones

  • A crow flew overhead, its black-brown wing feathers making a textured hiss as they cut the air.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • And guess what - it was a pro-Obama ad trying to appeal to a black-brown coalition in NV that said Hillary doesn't respect Latinos.

    Obama Expected To Lose Big In Today's West Virginia Primary


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