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  • adj. of the color of black ink


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  • Christie's, meanwhile, will illustrate Fontana's contrasting moods in two examples of his famous "Concetto spaziale" series in which the artist slashes and digs into canvases: an ominous inky-black painting from 1962 has a dark and mysterious presence (estimate: £1.6 million-£2 million), and a luminous blue, slashed painting from 1964 has an almost lyrical effect (estimate: £350,000-£450,000).

    From Ornate to Sublime

  • “Sometimes they are,” added an inky-black lady with an ugly scar on the left side of her mug.

    Show Stoppah

  • It's not the stars themselves that have vanished, but rather the inky-black backdrop against which they used to be visible.

    Want to see better? We'd have to turn out the lights.

  • But it's his hair: it's not inky-black any more, or cobalt-blue.

    Marc Jacobs Gets Hair Transplant, Says He Isn't Married

  • On the table, in a wicker tray, there are blue stones, polished amethysts, inky-black pebbles from a stream, marbles with clouds of color like smoke trapped inside.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • She wore an aquamarine shalwar kameez that was at once diaphanous and utterly modest, and had inky-black hair that streamed down her back.

    Dreaming in French

  • #2: Not too bad, aside from the inky-black, badly placed writing.

    No, No, No! THIS is How You Resign with a Cake.

  • With his inky-black hair tied back at his nape, his dark eyes flashed a sensual warning.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Aquaman and Manta tussle as they are wont to do, and it ends with Manta releasing some sort of inky-black cloud from a piece of equipment, temporarily blinding Aquaman.

    Adventure Comics #435 - Oct. 1974

  • For certain of his public appearances he wore makeup including inky-black mascara lightly brushed against his eyelashes.

    A Close Read


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