Definition of Coal-black
1. Adjective. Of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal.
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Pitch, Soot
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Literary usage of Coal-black
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1. The History and Description of Fossil Fuel, the Collieries, and Coal Trade by John Holland (1841)
"Composition of Coal—Gradations of Fossil Character —Mineral Arrangement—Brown Coal—Black Coal—Glance Coal—Sub-species of each kind- Varieties in the ..."
2. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1892)
"Having done this a glistening coal-black object came into view through the sac, which, for the moment, was thought might be congested bowel. ..."
3. Army Life of an Illinois Soldier: Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's by Charles Wright Wills (1906)
"... servant captured a beautiful coal black squirrel, with white nose and white ear tips. He is larger than any fox squirrel I ever saw. ..."