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jet-black

[jet-blak]
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  1. deep-black: jet-black hair.

Origin of jet-black

First recorded in 1475–85
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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.