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 for Sable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sable \Sa"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sabled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.
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           Sabled all in black the shady sky.       --G. Fletcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sable \Sa"ble\, a.
     Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly
     in poetry.
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           Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
           In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
           Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world. --Young.
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     Sable antelope (Zool.), a large South African antelope
        ({Hippotragus niger). Both sexes have long, sharp horns.
        The adult male is black; the female is dark chestnut
        above, white beneath.
     Sable iron, a superior quality of Russia iron; -- so called
        because originally stamped with the figure of a sable.
     Sable mouse (Zool.), the lemming.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sable \Sa"ble\, 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. (Zool.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family
        ({Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of
        Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft,
        and valuable fur.
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     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
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     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.
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     2. The fur of the sable.
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     3. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the
        plural. "Sables wove by destiny." --Young.
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     4. (Her.) The tincture black; -- represented by vertical and
        horizontal lines crossing each other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  marten \mar"ten\, n. [From older martern, marter, martre, F.
     martre, marte, LL. martures (pl.), fr. L. martes; akin to AS.
     mear[eth], meard, G. marder, OHG. mardar, Icel. m["o]r[eth]r.
     Cf. Foumart.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the
        genus Martes (formerly Mustela), closely allied to the
        sable. Among the more important species are the European
        beech+marten+or+stone+marten+({Martes+foina">beech marten or stone marten ({Martes foina); the
        pine+marten+({Martes+martes">pine marten ({Martes martes); and the American
        marten, or sable ({Martes Americana}), which some
        Zoologists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.
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     2. The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of a dark somewhat brownish black
      n 1: an artist's brush made of sable hairs [syn: sable, sable
           brush, sable's hair pencil]
      2: the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
      3: a very dark black [syn: coal black, ebony, jet black,
         pitch black, sable, soot black]
      4: a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
      5: marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown
         fur [syn: sable, Martes zibellina]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "sable":
     achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent,
     armorial bearings, armory, arms, atramentous, azure, bandeau, bar,
     bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, black,
     black as coal, black as ebony, black as ink, black as midnight,
     black as night, black race, blackness, blazon, blazonry, bordure,
     broad arrow, cadency mark, canton, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief,
     coal-black, coaly, coat of arms, cockatrice, coronet, crescent,
     crest, cross, cross moline, crown, dark, dark as night,
     dark as pitch, darkness, deep black, device, difference,
     differencing, dusky, eagle, ebon, ebony, ermine, ermines,
     erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon, fess, fess point, field,
     file, flanch, fleur-de-lis, fret, fur, fusil, garland, gloomy,
     griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device,
     honor point, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, ink-black,
     inkiness, inky, jet, jetty, label, lion, lozenge, mantling,
     marshaling, martlet, mascle, melanism, metal, midnight, motto,
     mullet, murky, night-black, night-dark, nigrescence, nigritude,
     nigrous, nombril point, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, pale, paly,
     pean, pheon, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitchy, purpure, quarter,
     quartering, raven, raven-black, rose, saltire, scutcheon, shield,
     sloe, sloe-black, sloe-colored, somber, spread eagle, subordinary,
     tar-black, tarry, tenne, tincture, torse, tressure, unicorn, vair,
     vert, wreath, yale

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