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n. - Marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur; A scarf (or trimming) made of fur; An artist's brush made of a certain animal's hairs; A very dark black; The expensive dark brown fur of the marten adj. - Of a dark somewhat brownish

Usage examples (36)
  • HE shadow of the termination now descended in sable thunder-clouds upon our devoted nobs.
  • On the sixth day there will come forth to thee a black Shaykh, clad all in sable, with a long white beard, flowing down to his navel.
  • The sable is a true marten: a tree-climber, and one of the most sanguinary of weasels.
  • The sable is a rare shy animal that likes dense cover fully as well if not better than the open. for more
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