coal black

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Noun1.coal black - a very dark blackcoal black - a very dark black      
black, blackness, inkiness - the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
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Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure.
Over in the vacant lots was Jasper, young, coal black, and of magnificent build, sitting on a wheelbarrow in the pelting sun--at work, supposably, whereas he was in fact only preparing for it by taking an hour's rest before beginning.
The spot, as he described it, "was about the compass of a silver threepence, but in the course of time grew larger, and changed its colour; for at twelve years old it became green, so continued till five and twenty, then turned to a deep blue: at five and forty it grew coal black, and as large as an English shilling; but never admitted any further alteration.
His hair, which was coal black and three or four inches in length, grew out stiffly at right angles to his scalp.
He was of somewhat less than medium height, dark, slender, with delicate features, and hair almost coal black.
His hair was coal black, coarse, and without the slightest sprinkling of grey.
Holmes, with a laugh, passed his hand behind the child's ear, a mask peeled off from her countenance, an there was a little coal black negress, with all her white teeth flashing in amusement at our amazed faces.
I saw her first across the dance floor she truly Stepped out of my dream, with coal black Hair velvet eye's and skin like Peaches and cream.
I recall one occasion the road under Lower Road Bridge in Cathays was flooded and the kids from Rhymney Street put on their bathers, as we then called them, and swam in the waters that had become coal black owing to a coal lorry being stuck in the water.
She accused the singer of wearing sun glasses, "lashings of pink lip gloss, sooty false eyelashes and sweeping, coal black eyeliner", implying she was only doing the race to promote herself.
He was well vers'd in Venus's School, Went on like a Lyon came off like a fool, From her Coal black &c.