pitch black

Definitions

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

In literature:

Waves like mountains; then a black hole, black as pitch, and great high walls.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
And the stain of this pitch was so very black!
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
It was a pitch-black night, spitting fine rain.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
It's as black as pitch.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
Here he perceived two pitch-black horses in a stall.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
The night was pitch dark; the wind had gone to rest, and not a ripple stirred the face of the black waters.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
The stem at the base is pitch-black, as will be seen in Figure 319.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
But truth to tell, the road is damnable, the welkin starless, the night pitch-black, and our poor Dreamer is suffering from his wounds.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Now we were out in God's clean light, looking up at the mass of the tower, as it rose pitch-black against the sky.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
It was pitch black, and he was only guided by the sound of the other horse in front.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Drink we the lusty robbers twain,
Black is the pitch o' their wedding dress,
Lips shrunk back for the wind's caress
As lips shrink back when we feel the strain
"A Villonaud: Ballad Of The Gibbet" by Ezra Pound
And still in the sound of the rushing rain,
When the night comes dark and drear,
From the pitch-black side of that gully wide
The coo-ee you’ll hear and hear.
"The Legend of Cooee Gully" by Henry Lawson
I dream I’m a knight who ventures forth
Through deserts, hot days, and pitch-black nights.
A defender of love, with all my might
I seek the enchanted palace of Fortune!
"The Palace Of Fortune" by Antero Tarquinio de Quental
All's overgrown with people. A ruin's a rather stubborn
architectural style. And the hearts's distinction from a pitch-black cavern
isn't that great; not great enough to fear
that we may collide again like blind eggs somewhere.
"Elegy" by Joseph Brodsky

In news:

Pitch-Black Comedy Directed by: Lindsay Anderson Starring: Leonard Rossiter, Graham Crowden, Vivian Pickles, Malcolm McDowell.
Was given a project to design and manufacture a product that was so unique that a person could identify it in pitch-black darkness by touch.
It's past midnight, pitch-black, the driver is speeding around corners.
Soulful acting, themes gleam in pitch-black tale.
Hank Willis Thomas's show Pitch Blackness remains on view at Jack Shainman Gallery through March 14th.
Black Friday shoppers pitch tents outside Best Buy, 7 days early.
Shoppers pitch tents to be first to enter stores on Black Friday.
And when he gets home at night, his area is still pitch black.
Romney courts black voters with education, economic pitches.
The sky was pitch black.
Long Island, were pitch black as darkness fell on Saturday night.
Enter the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition now.
Maryssa Becker had a season for the ages with the North Medford Softball team, pitching the Black Tornado to its sixth State Championship.
The whole aesthetic from the wardrobe to the pitch black background and dance moves screams Michael Jackson (no pun intended.
The ship hauls anchor, the kerosene lantern flickers and goes out, voices in the pitch black swell with anger.
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