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.
"Dusky complexion!" Trent interrupted scornfully, "they're coal black!"
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 face, as he moved slowly from side to side upon the grass, was livid with pain.
Pleasant, warmly comic illustrations depict a grandpa, grandma, 10 coal black calves, nine charming chickens, eight greedy goats, seven handsome horses, six pudgy pigs, five gray geese, four dependable dogs, three trusty tractors, and two soft calico cats on one big, beautiful ranch.
Given that it was 94 years ago, the traffic-free roads appear bare and the buildings, especially the start of Grey Street, are coal black as a result of the air pollution of the time from countless domestic coal fires and the chimneys of concentrated industry.
0121 345 0600 talk Brett Anderson Brett, the founder and lead singer of the alternative rock band Suede, will be discussing his memoir, Coal Black Mornings, with fellow musician and award-winning author Daniel Rachel.
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.
The blackbird, Shakespeare's ouzel, Burns' merle and the colley bird (coal black) of at least one well-known carol, is strangely omitted from the blacklist of black birds.