charcoal-black love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A black pigment prepared from vine-twigs, almond-shells, and peach-stones.


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  • Look closer at the charcoal-black head, contrasting with those snow-white cheeks; the broad black stripe down the chest, bisecting two patches of custard-yellow; and that rich moss-green shade on the bird's back.

    Birdwatch: great tit

  • As reported over on the SP3 blog at Hubble Images of Pluto, yesterday, NASA released some new images of Pluto taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, that reveal Pluto to be "a complex-looking and variegated world with white, dark-orange, and charcoal-black terrain."

    New Hubble Images of Pluto

  • Fragments of white bone are visible through charcoal-black flesh that extends all the way up to his wrists.


  • Then she grabbed my shoulders, staring at me through the chunky glasses that magnified her charcoal-black eyes, making them huge and bright.

    The God Box

  • A knotted texture of charcoal-black and gleaming silver hung like a ship out of fairyland high above us.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • A group of young Marines in fatigues laugh and smile for the camera while pointing at a burned, charcoal-black body: "cooked Iraqi".


  • Large, rotten fish were laid on handsome silver platters; cakes, burned charcoal-black, were heaped on salvers; there was a great maggoty haggis, a slab of cheese covered in furry green mold and, in pride of place, an enormous gray cake in the shape of a tombstone, with tar-like icing forming the words, Sir Nicholas de MimsyPorpington died 31st October, 1492

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • It was a good-sized room, but very austere, with dark gray curtains, a light gray rug, a large, dark brown desk, two hard-looking wooden chairs, and a small, stiff-looking charcoal-black settee against the wall on the right.

    Pearl in The Mist

  • She sauntered to me, her long legs enabling her to pass the star minstrel without effort; anjd she reached me first, placing her charcoal-black hand on my shoulder and bending her body like a deformed spoon around my belly.

    An East Wind Coming

  • The tree-trunks were charcoal-black under the stars; lights twinkled in the huts at the foot of the hill; the frozen river made no sound beneath the castle wall.

    Masters of the Guild


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