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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dusky  \Dusk"y\,  a. 
  1.  Partially  dark  or  obscure;  not  luminous;  dusk;  as  a  dusky 
  valley. 
 
  Through  dusky  lane  and  wrangling  mart.  --Keble. 
 
  2.  Tending  to  blackness  in  color;  partially  black; 
  dark-colored;  not  bright;  as  a  dusky  brown.  --Bacon. 
 
  When  Jove  in  dusky  clouds  involves  the  sky. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  figure  of  that  first  ancestor  invested  by  family 
  tradition  with  a  dim  and  dusky  grandeur. 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  3.  Gloomy;  sad;  melancholy. 
 
  This  dusky  scene  of  horror,  this  melancholy 
  prospect.  --Bentley. 
 
  4.  Intellectually  clouded. 
 
  Though  dusky  wits  dare  scorn  astrology.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dusky 
  adj  1:  lighted  by  or  as  if  by  twilight;  "The  dusky  night  rides  down 
  the  sky/And  ushers  in  the  morn"-Henry  Fielding;  "the 
  twilight  glow  of  the  sky";  "a  boat  on  a  twilit  river" 
  [syn:  {twilight(a)},  {twilit}] 
  2:  naturally  having  skin  of  a  dark  color;  "a  dark-skinned 
  beauty";  "gold  earrings  gleamed  against  her  dusky  cheeks"; 
  "a  smile  on  his  swarthy  face"  (`swart'  is  archaic)  [syn:  {dark-skinned}, 
  {swart},  {swarthy}] 




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