sable

Part of speech: adjective

Black or dark- brown.

Part of speech: noun

A Siberian carnivore related to the marten; also, its black fur.

Part of speech: noun

The color black; hence, mourning.

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Usage examples "sable":

  1. Her hood was thrown back, displaying the lenza of fine linen on her sable hair, and over this a net of purest gold all set with jewels. - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
  2. " If I could only get him there he would have to stop," thought Tom, and suddenly he gave Sable a jerk in that direction. - "The Bobbsey Twins in the Country", Laura Lee Hope.
  3. Not the sable antelope? - "The Red Derelict", Bertram Mitford.