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adjective as in sooty

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Even when you remove the bright stars, the glowing dust and other nearby points of light from the inky, dark sky, a background glow remains.

Deep below the ocean—3,000 feet beneath the surface, where sunlight cannot seep—the sea is smothered in a cold, inky darkness.

GREAT VALUE“Di notte” means “of the night,” which leads to a dark, brooding label, and also a dark inky wine.

The night skies here are extra inky, and to take advantage of them Under Canvas offers “Stargazer” tents with plexiglass windows in the ceiling.

Below me, surrounding the cone, was an enormous inky expanse aptly named the Fantastic Lava Beds.

Walker makes it to his back door and gingerly steps into the inky night.

The male blackbird resumed his perch, his inky feathers drying in the bright sun as he continued his vigil.

He could see only the inky silhouettes of armed men moving below.

Palin, who is as likely to be running a scam as running for president, has Republicans in the inky plam of her hand.

Other dark choices include Jet, Bruno, Bear, Sable, Midnight, Inky, and Ebony.

The gloom of approaching night was deepened by the inky clouds that obscured the sky.

Upon the summit of the great keep a huge bonfire had sprung up, and the tall flames leaped toward the inky heavens.

As for the plodding, inky sycophants who fawned upon Mr. Cray's informativeness, Michael regarded them with horror and contempt.

Even as he looked at it, the torch went out, shutting him into inky blackness.

He tied an inky tablecloth to her shoulders to serve as a sweeping garment.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inky, such as: black, dark, jet, murky, and pitch-black.

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