What does the word ebony mean?

Usage examples for ebony

  1. I fear you won't get the broken law to look at it in that light, Ebony. – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. The next she stood in the midst of a large chamber, in the centre of which was a huge high- posted bedstead of carved ebony, shrouded by a torrent of lace and damask, on which the shaded light fell like the glow of rubies. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  3. They became more visible, and he could make out the uncovered ebony skin of some and the fluttering cotton that flowed about the others' limbs. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss