from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Extremely dark.
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- adj. Absolutely dark or black; as dark as pitch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dark as a pitch; pitch-black.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dark as pitch; very dark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely dark
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He stared in front of him, but as it was still pitch-dark at the other side of the one-way glass there was only total blackness.
The room was pitch-dark, but Michael felt mattresses and piles of clothes under his feet.
It would describe Jesus' birth in a pitch-dark cave, amid piles of oxen scat and filthy hay and poor travelers elbowing into the Holy Family's space, Joseph worn out from a frantic search for an inn, Mary all alone as her water breaks and her pain hits excruciating levels.
It was pitch-dark as she walked along, but she knew that the dawn was only three or four hours away.
Of course, I read the book on my iPad -- in an otherwise pitch-dark room, while my wife snoozed away undisturbed.
They forced his body into a tiny pitch-dark box and left him for hours.
In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, toxic carbon dioxide levels and a perpetual stench of ammonia.
There they face flash floods, disease, black widows and dank, pitch-dark conditions, but some tunnel dwellers say life there is better than being harassed and threatened by assailants and the police.
The idea is that the steam not leave the temazcal when it is closed, and that it be pitch-dark.
We tugged them open and passed through to a small, pitch-dark room leading to another set of doors.