blue-black blue-black

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of black tinged with blue

Usage(s):

  1. Lead is a cumulative poison, long exposure to which destroys nerves; makes wrists droop; puts a blue-black margin on the gums; causes colic.
  2. Hell was a murky blue-black pit.
  3. Through Seoul's dusty streets, Syngman Rhee hustled from meeting to meeting in his big, blue-black Lincoln.

News

  • COLD WEATHER COMING

    WASHINGTON -- So much about Washington seems unchanging from decade to decade, from generation to generation: The Capitol dome, shimmering in the blue-black sky of evening. The monuments, bleached white and inspiring reflection (Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson) and remembrance (World War II, Korea, Vietnam). The White House, majestic in its simple elegance. The tourists, clutching cameras and ...
    on September 21, 2013     Source: David Shribman via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Munch wrote of the painting: "I was walking along a path with two friends - the sun was setting - suddenly the sky turned blood red. I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black...
    on Aug 22, 2004 By: Edvard Munch Source: BBC News

  2. "If ever there was a Christ, it was Kain," says Luciano, now a TV reporter for New York City's Fox affiliate. "He had an aura around him. Satin blue-black, intense probing eyes, Semitic features, a resigned smile. Humility, compassion. The...
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Felipe Luciano Source: Washington Post (blog)

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