coal black

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coal black a very dark black
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Usage

In literature:

But I suppose that what the girls liked best was his great mass of coal black curls.
"The Marx He Knew" by John Spargo
A quantity of coals were taken from the exhausted fire from which to prepare black paint.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
At any rate it was a coal-black face that Paul saw, with a broad grin capable of no further expansion.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
Maybe they've been in the coal bin and got all black.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Yes, there was the copper brazier, but the glow had vanished from the coals, which were now black and cold.
"Under the Chilian Flag" by Harry Collingwood
His brow his black with rage, his eyes shining like coals of fire.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Memnon the elf Received his coal-black colour from thyself.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
The king, of coal-black hue, was a fine-looking man, well stricken in years.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
This monkey's face was as black as coal, and its two deep-seated eyes were, if possible, blacker than coal.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
Taken both together it would have been hard to equal, and impossible to match, Hunky Ben and his coal-black mare.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

There stands upon the sixteenth shield,
With coal-black pinion, a crow;
That’s borne by rich Count Raadengaard;
The dark Runes well can he throw.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Sair swall't an' black as ony coal
Was that richt haun', but waur to thole;
His sair remorse for Mysie's wrang.
Fause loons, beware, sae en's my sang.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
He mutter'd thrice St. Oran's rhyme,
And thrice St. Fillan's powerful prayer;
Then turn'd him to the eastern clime,
And sternly shook his coal-black hair.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
My heart is as black as the blackness of the sloe,
or as the black coal that is on the smith's forge;
or as the sole of a shoe left in white halls;
it was you that put that darkness over my life.
"Donal Og" by Anonymous Irish
Saddle my coal-black steed, my men,
Fittest for sunless work;
Old Night is steaming from her den,
And her children gather and lurk;
Bad things are creeping from the fen,
And sliding down the murk.
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald
Once I was young an' han'some--I was, upon my soul--
Once my cheeks was roses, my eyes as black as coal;
And I can't remember, in them days, of hearin' people say,
For any kind of a reason, that I was in their way.
"Over The Hill To The Poor-House" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Coal Mine Inspection Sweep Targets Cause Of Black Lung .
(AP) — A federal plan to tackle the resurgence of black lung disease by controlling coal dust in US mines is stalled.
The Obama administration used appropriate scientific studies and analysis when it proposed to toughen the limits on coal dust to fight a resurgence of deadly black lung disease, a federal government audit made public Friday concluded.
Federal mine safety regulators are working on plans to beef up civil and criminal enforcement of coal dust standards in the wake of new evidence of industry cheating on rules meant to protect workers from deadly black lung disease.
Black Lung Returns To Coal Country.
Coal miners rally for black lung law reform on the steps of the US Capitol in 1975.
Coal miners are tested for black lung .
Despite legislation meant to enact safety practices to prevent coal miners from getting black lung disease, workers are still being exposed to high levels of dust.
Coal miners striking for black-lung prevention, 1969 Photo by NIOSH.
(AP) — Proposed changes to federal Labor Department rules would make it easier for coal miners and their families to obtain black lung benefits.
And large, inflated seed pods that turn coal black and rattle in the late fall and early winter wind.
Aerial view of the Black Thunder coal mine operation in Wyoming.
Mexican "black tar" heroin ranging in color from dark brown to black, is a less pure form of heroin that tends to be sticky like roofing tar or hard like coal.
The rituals were described as terrifying experiences, involving bloodstained eggs, worms and black coal.
Coal-Black, It Reflects Almost No Light.
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In science:

How does this radiation differ from the Hawking radiation emitted by the black hole? Consider the first photon emitted by the coal.
What Exactly is the Information Paradox?
Instead the proposal says that when we actually construct the microstates of a black hole in the full theory of quantum gravity then we find the state to be a ‘puffed up fuzzball’, and so radiation from the microstate is no different from radiation from a piece of coal.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
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