What does the word ebon mean?

Usage examples for ebon

  1. Of a dazzling complexion, the hair which lay above her straight fine brows shone ebon- like in its lustre, while her eyes, strangely and softly blue, filled the gazer at first with surprise and then with delight as the varying emotions of her quick mind deepened them into a more perfect consonance with her hair, or softened them into something like the dewy freshness of heaven- born flowers. – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Steadily the ebon rift expanded; spread suddenly wide open in two sharp- edged, flying wedges- Earth had dropped away. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  3. Men wearing the circle whose diameter was etched in ruby steel enclosing a background of gleaming ebon- the emblem was a silver D over a sunburst of hammered gold. – General Max Shorter by Kris Ottman Neville