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blue-black

[bloo-blak] /ˈbluˈblæk/
adjective
1.
black with bluish highlights.
Origin of blue-black
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
Related forms
blue-blackness, noun
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  • When she had thrown off her blue-black dress to wash her arms and shoulders and neck were bare.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Dawn was paling the blue-black sky as the radio engineer returned.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • It was of a blue-black, spotted with yellow, and some eight or nine feet in length.

  • The sky, star-filled and blue-black, arched in unbroken splendor.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • Her eyes were so dark in her face that they looked like blue-black ink.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • All the western part of the Valley lay in that blue-black shadow.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • Taking off the blue-black tea-gown, she clasped it in her arms and kissed it.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • The faces of most of them were covered with a blue-black stubble of beard.

  • His blue-black hair was grey now, and lay thinly over his brows.

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Mount Fridtjof Nansen, for example, had quite a blue-black look.

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