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The ebon cloud was breaking, but torrents of rain continued to descend.

The black thread crept like an ebon stain into the woof of the carpet.

An expression of displeasure passed over the ebon countenance.

Be they ebon or blond, Of the gals I am fond; I am dreadfully fond of the gals!

As for the inhabitants themselves, they are of an ebon black.

The old man, caught in the whirlpool of ebon, was swept down, screaming.

The ebon form of the Krooman giant seemed everywhere at once.

She tossed her ebon tresses over her; she fixed her ebon eyes on him.

His three remaining teeth were ebon from excessive betel-chewing.

On duty, they stood like ebon statues and opened not their mouths.

WORD ORIGIN

"ebony wood, ebony tree," mid-15c.; see ebony. Figurative sense of "dark, black" is from 1590s; in some cases a poetic shortening of ebony.

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