sable (adj.)
black
Ham II.ii.450[Hamlet to First Player, quoting lines about Pyrrhus] he whose sable arms ... did the night resemble
Luc.1074[Lucrece as if to Collatine] My sable ground of sin I will not paint
Luc.117[] sable Night ... / Upon the world dim darkness doth display
Per Chorus.V.19[Gower alone, of Pericles' ship] His banners sable
Phoen.18[of the crow] thy sable gender mak'st / With the breath thou giv'st and tak'st
Sonn.12.4[] When I behold ... sable curls all silvered o'er with white
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