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black velvet

a cocktail made with stout and champagne.
Origin of black velvet
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The Bee herself is a magnificent insect, with dark-violet wings and a black-velvet dress.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • We always speak of these black-velvet parts as dowager bits.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • In the corners of the long room, black-velvet shadows lurked as the yellow candle flame moved.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • With September comes the nuptial badge, the black-velvet bib.

    The Life of the Spider J. Henri Fabre
  • The men with the black-velvet covered shields, all stuck full of "souvenirs," are here, and the men with the little canes.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • I must now get into the black-velvet dress to go to the first reception of the new rgime at Chapultepec.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • That's she with the black ringlets and Cashmere shawl, smelling-bottle, and black-velvet gown, and bird of paradise in her hat.

    Men's Wives William Makepeace Thackeray
  • An iridescent buckle, with hues such as you see in a pigeon's neck, at the side of my black-velvet toque was my only bit of color.

    The High Heart Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for black-velvet

black velvet

a mixture of stout and champagne in equal proportions
(Austral, slang) Aboriginal women as sexual partners
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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