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Pitch-black   /pɪtʃ-blæk/   Listen
Pitch-black

adjective
1.
Extremely dark.  Synonyms: black, pitch-dark.  "Through the pitch-black woods" , "It was pitch-dark in the cellar"






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"Pitch-black" Quotes from Famous Books



... her hand and read a service over them. One bastion and so many men being disabled, a sentinel was posted in the turret after the gunners descended. The Swiss took this duty on himself, and felt his way up the pitch-black stairs. He had not seen Marguerite in the hall when he hurriedly took food, but she was safe in the tower. No woman ventured out in the storm of shot. The barracks ...
— The Lady of Fort St. John • Mary Hartwell Catherwood

... the boom topped well up. This increased the speed of the schooner quite as much as I thought desirable, more, indeed, than was at all prudent; for, let me tell you, it is risky work to be flying along before a gale of wind at a speed of fully nine knots an hour on a pitch-black night, with a suspicion, amounting almost to absolute certainty, that there is another vessel directly ahead, and close aboard of you for aught that you can tell to the contrary. And, indeed, we soon had evidence ...
— The Log of a Privateersman • Harry Collingwood

... square, and whispering hastily, as he turned to leave us: "You ought not to be out so late; but the word tonight is Jena. When you give it to the chauffeur, be sure no sentinel overhears you." With that he was up the wide steps, the glass doors had closed on him, and I stood there in the pitch-black night, suddenly unable to believe that I was I, or Chalons Chalons, or that a young man who in Paris drops in to dine with me and talk over new books and plays, had been whispering a password in my ear to carry me unchallenged ...
— Fighting France - From Dunkerque to Belport • Edith Wharton



Words linked to "Pitch-black" :   dark, pitch-dark, pitch blackness



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