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uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure

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(poetic) occurring in the dark or night

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Eastward cloud-land stretched for ever, darkling blue, and it seemed to Bert the whole round hemisphere of the world was under his eyes.
Midshipman Easy', and we felt a fine physical shiver in the darkling moods of 'Snarle-yow the Dog-Fiend.
But see, mes garcons, on this side of the church rises the square and darkling tower of Earl Salisbury's castle, and even from here I seem to see on yonder banner the red roebuck of the Montacutes.
How great and still and wonderful everything was, with the murmur of the sea sounding through it and the darkling cliffs beyond like grim giants guarding enchanted coasts.
The morning was clear, colourless, grey overhead; the dock like a sheet of darkling glass crowded with upside-down reflections of warehouses, of hulls and masts of silent ships.
Osborne was particularly quiet and gentle all day, to the surprise of those who had augured ill from his darkling demeanour.
It was kept morally, rather as a Fast than a Feast, enabling Mrs Wilfer to hold a sombre darkling state, which exhibited that impressive woman in her choicest colours.
Darkling beetles have long been a serious problem for the poultry industry - spreading disease, destroying insulation, and consuming poultry feed, which ultimately means eating away profits.
Notes on Two Rare Darkling Beetles from Florida (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
If just now the prestige of vanguardism has jumped up towards the Aesthetes and 1890s writers, and left Browning temporarily a bit darkling, never fear.
7 ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) Ceylan's metaphysical mystery, staged as a road movie on a darkling plain, repeats the mistake of Cristi Puiu's Aurora: Its expertly custodial way with information succumbs, in the film's coda, to over-telling and obviousness.
Specifically designed for control of darkling beetles in long grow out poultry operations
And we are here as on a darkling plain/Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,/Where ignorant armies clash by night'.
for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain, And we are here as on a darkling plain, Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.
A number of species of darkling beetles infest stored food; the yellow mealworm, larger than most stored-food insects, is cultured in large numbers as food for animals in zoos and the pet trade.