A Dictionary of the English Language
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Hell-black

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Hell-black. adj. Black as hell.

The sea, which such a storm as his bare head
In hell-black night endur'd, would have boil'd up,
And quench'd the stelled fires.
Shakesp. King Lear.

Sources: Shakespeare's King Lear (144)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Hell-black." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20304.


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