Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling, containing, or characteristic of charcoal.

Etymologies

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charcoal +‎ -y

Examples

  • We picked our way gingerly up the stairs which were black and charcoaly of course all the electric light had fused long ago.

    Storyteller

  • 'I can't write back because my hands are all charcoaly,' she explained;

    The Giant's Robe

  • It is always black, then, that these things turn, is it not? and a fine rich _charcoaly_ black, as you may see if you please to observe charcoal closely, for just such is the color of little burnt cakes, over-roasted chestnuts, and potatoes in their skins, which have been dropped into the fire.

    The History of a Mouthful of Bread And its effect on the organization of men and animals

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