raven


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(as) black as a raven

1. dated Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a raven down there!
2. dated Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as a raven.
See also: black, raven

(as) black as a raven's wing

1. dated Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a raven's wing down there!
2. dated Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as a raven's wing.
See also: black, wing

(as) black as a raven's feather

1. dated Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as a raven's feather down there!
2. dated Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as a raven's feather.
See also: black, feather
References in classic literature ?
The evening was closing in when the Raven returned.
And they went into the garden in the large avenue, where one leaf was falling after the other; and when the lights in the palace had all gradually disappeared, the Raven led little Gerda to the back door, which stood half open.
A single lamp was burning there; and on the floor stood the tame Raven, turning her head on every side and looking at Gerda, who bowed as her grandmother had taught her to do.
My intended has told me so much good of you, my dear young lady," said the tame Raven.
That's not worth talking about," said the Raven of the woods.
The Raven of the woods, who was now married, accompanied her for the first three miles.
cried Prince and Princess; and Gerda wept, and the Raven wept.
Then little Gerda cried, and told her her whole history, and all that the Ravens had done for her.
They praised the Ravens very much, and told them they were not at all angry with them, but they were not to do so again.
And both the Ravens nodded, and begged for a fixed appointment; for they thought of their old age, and said, "It is a good thing to have a provision for our old days.
We have seen the vision and capabilities demonstrated by Blue Raven Solar," Clint Peterson, Managing Partner at Peterson Partners stated.
On 26 May 2014 at 1235, GJA observed a raven pulling an adult auklet from a burrow located in a vegetation-free, and thus clearly visible, surface of the bluff.
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The multi-axis pan, tilt and zoom sensor payload enhances the capability of RQ-11B Raven UAS operated by the U.