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[jet-blak] /ˈdʒɛtˈblæk/
jet-black hair.
Origin of jet-black
First recorded in 1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The jet-black cat is thought by many to be the most desirable.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • He was thick and swarthy, with jet-black eyes and a long-pointed chin.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • The leaders were of gray, and the pole-horses of a jet-black.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • You've seen that jet-black mare he rides now, haven't you, Fairlegh?

    Frank Fairlegh Frank E. Smedley
  • Doctor Jim looked long at old King's hair, which was bushy and jet-black.

    In Happy Valley

    John Fox
  • Nansen, who is usually extremely fair, has now jet-black hair.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • The hair is jet-black, straight and thick, and never curled.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Moisture gathered on his jet-black nose; he licked his jowl.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • He wore a jet-black mustache and imperial and his air was at once noble and commanding.

    City Crimes Greenhorn

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