Black rent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black rent See Blackmail n., 3.
    • Black rent See Blackmail, 3.
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Usage

In literature:

The plain was black with them, the air was rent with their shoutings, and their spears flashed like lightnings.
"Nada the Lily" by H. Rider Haggard
The man drew from the pockets of his seam-rent iron-gray trousers a pair of hands as black as those of a mechanic.
"The Two Brothers" by Honore de Balzac
That ragged black rent is the Grand Canyon.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
Thunder rode in that rushing, rolling blackness of cloud; and it was rent by lightning as it fell upon us.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Then, suddenly, that black curtain was rent by jagged spurts of red and yellow flame.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
There was an ominous stillness, then the black cloud was rent with tongues of flame.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
The black cloud was rent and light poured down upon him.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
The road is a black gorge, rent with dancing flame.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
I rented a little black cube of a camera for twenty-five cents a day.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing
Mark felt an exquisite happiness as they walked on; the black veil which clouded the landscape was rent.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
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In poetry:

A flash like doomcrack rent night's black:
God's work stood anchored in that glare
Focusing all time's day-suns in one
So beggar Gerd might aim her look
At gorgon-prospects with power to strike to stone
Hearts of those who pierced time's core.
"Crystal Gazer" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

The municipal government of Soweto , South Africa's largest black township, has agreed to end evictions and forgive rent arrears resulting from a boycott begun nearly three years ago.
The deal will see documentaries such as "The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975" and Californian jail documentary "At Night I Fly" online to rent or buy.
The rent is supercheap and Black Label Beer is a staple in every twentysomething's diet.
In fact, I thought, that's enough savings to buy a Kindle and still come out with my rented textbooks in the black.
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