ivory black

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ivory black a black pigment made from grinding burnt ivory in oil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ivory black a fine kind of animal charcoal prepared by calcining ivory or bones. When ground it is the chief ingredient of the ink used in copperplate printing.
    • Ivory black See under Black n.
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Usage

In literature:

The black and white pavement looked like an ivory chessboard.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
The red is of mahogany, from Habana, and the black is made of ebony, and the white of ivory.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Shall they be colored black, green, or ivory white?
"Health Work in the Public Schools" by Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres
The muffled kettle-drums heralded the company of black eunuchs, with their scarlet vests and ivory battle-axes.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Mumbo Jumbo is a god of the black coast, to which people go for ivory and gold.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Color; old ivory, shading to black at tip.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker
Above it was an ivory plate, and on it in black letters the word Valet.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
His complexion is swarthy, his hair is black, and his teeth are ivory white.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
His big, handsome face was bronzed, his black eyes clear and sparkling, his white teeth gleamed like mammoth ivory.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He wore a black coat, and the bald spot on his shaved head shone like ivory.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
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In poetry:

Till from each black sarcophagus rose up the
painted swathed dead?
Or did you lure unto your bed the ivory-horned
Tragelaphos?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Oh! cold and bleak upon Mabel's cheek
Came the blast of the storm-wind keen,
And her tresses black, as the glossy back
Of the raven, glanced between
Her fingers slight, like the ivory white,
As she parted their sable sheen.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
He held out his hand and gave to me
The most marvellous top which could ever be.
It had ivory eyes, and jet-black rings,
And a red stone carved into little wings,
All joined by a twisted golden line,
And set in the brown wood, even and fine.
"Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Kristen Bell looked sophisticated in ivory trousers, a bronze, sequined top and black blazer.
I n "I'm Gonna Git Ya Sucka," Keenen Ivory Wayans tries to be a comic Superfly on the wall of the black-exploitation-movie era.
In 2011, shoppers said good night to ivory, white, black, navy, and beige.
W Botha of South Africa and President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, black Africa's longest-serving President, met this weekend in a publicity coup for the Pretoria Government.
Miki Giles from Hong Kong tastes the Black Ivory Coffee at breakfast as Meena, a 6 year old baby elephant , gets curious at the Anantara Golden Triangle resort December 10, 2012 in Golden Triangle, northern Thailand.
Black Ivory Coffee's Blake Dinkin, left, watches as a Thai mahout feeds an elephant named Meena a meal of coffee beans mixed with fruits.
In this photo taken Dec 3, 2012, Asleigh Nelson, 32, an American tourist from Tampa, Florida, tastes a cup of the $1,100 per kilogram ($500 per pound) Black Ivory coffee at a hotel restaurant in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand.
A cup of Black Ivory coffee is poured at a hotel restaurant in Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
0In a black cropped jacket, ivory dress and matching flats in London November 25.
Quinoa grains come in a range of colors—from ivory to pink to black.
The walls, done up in patterned ivory wallpaper and weathered two-by-fours, are hung with framed black-and-white photographs of owner Amber Sexton 's ancestors, looking appropriately hard-bitten.
Also, if the sign only contains words and no logo, it may occupy 100 percent of the sign , but must use black, white, ivory or neutral color.
Milliken's Napery Business has launched a new 132-inch banquet tabletop called Horizon™ The banquet-style cloth is seamless for uniformity and is available in five standard colors: black, ivory, maroon, sandalwood and white.
Wendy Williams, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Ananda Lewis are just three of the Black talk-show hosts who made a name for themselves in the genre.
His uke , as he called it, was a nifty, four-stringed beauty with a sleek black, figure-eight body, similar to that of a small acoustic guitar, and ivory keys to tighten the strings.
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