blackened blackened  /b ˈlæ kənd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) darkened by smoke
  2. (adj) (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood

Usage(s):

  1. I watched as one of the battleships, perhaps the Arizona, went up in flames, soon blackened by huge funnels of clouds shooting skyward.
  2. Some of the blackened bodies were still curled as if to shield themselves from the heat, and many faces still wore expressions of terror.
  3. Monastic chroniclers wrote of agonizing burning sensations, of feet and hands blackened like charcoal, of vomiting, convulsions and death.

News

  1. Lake Hughes foundation holds event to thank firefighters

    LAKE HUGHES — With hills blackened by the Powerhouse Fire looming nearby, a few dozen people gathered in Lake Hughes Saturday for a lunch event to thank the firefighters who battled the blaze.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Signal

  2. Black Forest fire investigators narrow search for clues to its cause

    Investigators seeking clues about the origin of the Black Forest fire have narrowed their search to a 28-square-foot patch of blackened ground, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Blackened Rockfish with Crabmeat

    The Rusty Scupper shares its recipe for Blackened Rockfish with Crabmeat.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WBAL-TV Baltimore

Quotes

  1. "The houses have been razed to the ground. There is nothing left," Mr. Rashid said after visiting the scene. "Pieces of the missiles are scattered all around. The impact of the explosions have been huge, everything has been blackened in a 100...
    on Jan 13, 2006 By: Haroon Rashid Source: New York Times

  2. "The fire blackened more than 1,000 acres. Now it's unbelievable," said Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, who was one of the first to respond to the fire. "I have never seen so many wildflowers, except in San Francisco in 1969."
    on May 9, 2008 By: Tom LaBonge Source: Daily Breeze

  3. "I don't remember us going through such devastation," said Gov. CL "Butch" Otter, after a tour of the fire zone in an Idaho Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter on Monday. "From horizon to horizon, it was blackened."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Butch Otter Source: Twin Falls Times-News

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