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[jet-blak] /ˈdʒɛtˈblæk/
jet-black hair.
Origin of jet-black
1475-85 Unabridged
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  • He flung himself into a chair, and leaned his head on his hand, while his thick, jet-black hair fell heavily over his face.

    The Gypsy Queen's Vow May Agnes Fleming
  • The jet-black cat is thought by many to be the most desirable.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • And the knees and the tops of the shoulders of their horses were jet-black, though they were of a pure white in every other part.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • He was thick and swarthy, with jet-black eyes and a long-pointed chin.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • jet-black figures whirled in and out of the murky cloud like demons on the brink of the nethermost pit.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • You've seen that jet-black mare he rides now, haven't you, Fairlegh?

    Frank Fairlegh Frank E. Smedley
  • She was in half mourning, and with her black eyes and jet-black hair might very well have passed for a French woman.

    James Fenimore Cooper Mary E. Phillips
  • Nansen, who is usually extremely fair, has now jet-black hair.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • For the rest, she had a nymph's waist, and wavy and jet-black hair that reached the floor.

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