Found 2 items, similar to Sable.
English → English
adj : dark somewhat brownish black
n 1: an artist's brush made of sable hair [syn: sable brush
, sable's hair pencil
2: the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
3: a very dark black [syn: coal black
, jet black
, soot black
4: a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
5: marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown
fur [syn: Martes zibellina
English → English
Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly
Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world. --Young.
(Zo["o]l.), a large South African antelope
). Both sexes have long, sharp horns.
The adult male is black; the female is dark chestnut
above, white beneath.
, a superior quality of Russia iron; -- so called
because originally stamped with the figure of a sable.
(Zo["o]l.), the lemming.
, n. [OF. sable, F. zibeline sable (in sense 4),
LL. sabellum; cf. D. sabel, Dan. sabel, zobel, Sw. sabel,
sobel, G. zobel; all fr. Russ. s['o]bole.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family
) native of the northern latitudes of
Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft,
and valuable fur.
Note: The sable resembles the marten, but has a longer head
and ears. Its fur consists of a soft under wool, with a
dense coat of hair, overtopped by another still longer.
It varies greatly in color and quality according to the
locality and the season of the year. The darkest and
most valuable furs are taken in autumn and winter in
the colder parts of Siberia, Russia, and British North
Note: The American sable, or marten, was formerly considered
a distinct species (Mustela Americana
), but it
differs very little from the Asiatic sable, and is now
considered only a geographical variety.
2. The fur of the sable.
3. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the
plural. “Sables wove by destiny.”
4. (Her.) The tincture black; -- represented by vertical and
horizontal lines crossing each other.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sabled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.
Sabled all in black the shady sky. --G. Fletcher.