jet black

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jet black a very dark black
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Idioms

Jet-black - To emphasise just how black something is, such as someone's hair, we can call it jet-black.
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Usage

In literature:

They were jet-black in colour, and were large, magnificent dogs.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
One of them was a curious baboon-like monkey, about the size of a spaniel, and of a jet-black colour.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The inhabitants, whose complexion is jet-black, are called Serrawoollies.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Black as jet was the Giant, but blacker were his looks, yet blackest of all were his intentions.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
Round it were arranged groups of men, women, and children of various hues, jet black or darkest of browns predominating.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
His coat was jet black, as was the skin of his face.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
When Mr Green ascended the pulpit eager expectancy gleamed in every jet-black eye.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
His complexion was exceedingly dark, and he wore a jet-black beard.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
His cheeks were painted with curious marks of jet black.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
This mysterious stranger had jet black hair, and wore a black silk half-mask.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
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In poetry:

The noble beast was black as jet,
And as a lion large;
He look'd as on a tombstone set,
To hold the dead in charge.
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
And he was riding burd alane,
On a horse as black as jet,
But tho' she followed him fast and fell,
No nearer could she get.
"Sir Roland" by Andrew Lang
"The mountain breeze caressingly
Played with his jet-black hair,
And blossoms wept unceasingly
Your flower, your lover there."
"Huntsman, That On The Hills Above" by Avetik Isahakian
Oak shelves, oak tables, black as jet,
Mock the bureau, and the beau-fet.
Joint-stools, and shining coffers vie
With ebon, or mahogony.
"The Description of a Cottage" by Samuel Bowden
A LITTLE marsh-plant, yellow green,
And pricked at lip with tender red.
Tread close, and either way you tread
Some faint black water jets between
Lest you should bruise the curious head.
"The Sundew" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
My Black Slender Boy, you have nothing but health–
Yet your diamonds of eyes are far rarer than wealth;
Your mouth of white pearls, and your locks of the jet
Would buy all my fortune and leave me in debt.
"Mo Bhuachaill Cael-Dubh" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

A polished black Range Rover pulls up to a white Gulfstream G400 jet at Opa-locka Executive Airport.
Watch Jet Black get scared by a clown from the Hex House.
CORTLAND – The Jets offense wore the black jerseys for the first time in training camp Friday, as the winners of the previous practice.
His jet-black eyebrows are prominent over a flat nose.
I've seen it as jajangmyun or even zha jiang mian, but you'll know you've ordered the right dish when you're served a jet-black sludge that resembles the ocean after the Exxon Valdez spill.
Rihanna Steps Out in Jet Black, Half- Shaven Hairstyle.
The 50-year-old Maryland man appeared to be wearing a poorly fitting, jet black wig when he appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday, prompting speculation that he has more than the 35-year-old's disappearance to cover up.
Two years ago, San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson grew an unruly beard which he dyed jet black.
His dyed, jet-black thicket inspired a "Fear the Beard " campaign in the Bay Area and beyond.
A Navy jet crashed into apartments on April 6 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air.
Slinky dress, strappy sequined top, jet black pedal pushers and the cutest open-toed shoes.
The storm front was turning the sky jet black as it approached.
All round the house is the jet-black night, It stares through the window-pane, It crawls in the corners, hiding from the light,And it moves with the moving flame.
The Swarovski Piazza Watch (1000669), with a jet crystal mesh band, offers the sophistication of black, the sparkle of crystal, and a design that is timeless.
View all Jet Black Stare 's Chart History.
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In science:

Ciotti & Ostriker (1997) subsequently described a similar model, where galactic cooling flows are cyclically suppressed by radiation from the accretion disks around massive central black holes, rather than by jet interactions.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
For the formation of strong radio jets, our model assumes that most cooling flow clusters harbor a massive black hole, M ∼> 109M⊙ , at their centers.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
An additional property observed in black hole X-ray binaries is that while a jet is present during the low/hard state, it becomes “quenched” when the system makes a transition to the high/soft state (e.g.
A radio jet in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And?
This is also a kinematic signature of rotation, although the rotation axis would have to be anti-correlated with the angular momentum axis of the black hole producing the jet.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
Energy from the material accreting onto the central supermassive black hole is transported to the gas surrounding the galaxy either by jets that are known to exist in radio galaxies (e.g.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
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