Synonyms for sable
Antonyms for sable
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SABLE
Knock at the door, whence the sable line of the funeral is next to issue!
She held out the sable and Vernon laid it on the couch when he had held it to his face for a moment.
I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light From the celestial walls!
All this flashed into his sight, etched against the sable night as if in flame.
A sable cloud floated in the sky, and at its back the moon sailed.
I inquired, remembering the sable device on argent of which the priest had told me.
Andre-Louis, still in the sable glories of Scaramouche, stood forward.
Night soon drew her sable curtains, and pinned them with a star.
I cried, but Castro's cloak swooped on my head like a sable wing.
But they did not obey him, for the fates of sable death impelled them.
"fur or pelt of the European sable" (Martes zibellina), early 15c., from Middle French sable (also martre sable "sable martin"), in reference to the mammal or its fur, borrowed in Old French from Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch sabel, Middle Low German sabel, Middle High German zobel), ultimately from a Slavic source (cf. Russian, Czech sobol, Polish soból, the name of the animal), "which itself is borrowed from an East-Asiatic language" [Klein], but Russian sources (e.g. Vasmer) find none of the proposed candidates satisfactory.