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The cross-guard, grip, and pommel were gold chased with obsidian, the blade a silver so dark it was nearly black.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  a black or dark-colored volcanic glass; one of the finest raw materials for the chipping of stone tools
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  • The cross-guard, grip, and pommel were gold chased with obsidian, the blade a silver so dark it was nearly black.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He was holding a gleaming object, translucent, its edges black and smooth as obsidian.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I even saw Fela off in the corner of the shop, chipping carefully away at a piece of obsidian the size of a large loaf of bread.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • His obsidian eyes glittered as his grip tightened on her neck.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • He eased back in his seat, eyes gleaming obsidian.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • It was gleaming, all the hotel’s windows and lights reflecting on its obsidian exterior.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He could see her watching him through the haze, her eyes as black as obsidian.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It spread its metal wings, blinked its obsidian eyes, and flew around the room.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The chariot was inlaid with obsidian and gold, decorated with scenes of painful death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • His face was profoundly wrinkled and black, like a mask of obsidian.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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  • The woman, though, just watched her with eyes like flat obsidian circles.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • His long hair was braided in cornrows decorated with pieces of glittering black stone—obsidian, perhaps.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Looming on the horizon was a palace of glittering black obsidian.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Along either wall crouched four obsidian statues of the Set animal, their faces turned towards us with pearl teeth bared and emerald eyes glittering.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It was a greasy black bird almost as large as an eagle, with a jagged beak like an obsidian knife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Away, away, you shall fly away, And never return to me…… THEMAW OF THEOCEAN The obsidian seas heaved underneath theDragon Wing, propelling the ship high in the air.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "You’re not being put off," the Baron said, and he stared into the Sardaukar’s obsidian eyes.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • They moved the sand around and uncovered obsidian arrowheads he could sell to old men in camp for fifty cents apiece.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • The terrain consisted mostly of thick slime mixed with petrified branches, but it changed little by little near four o’clock in the afternoon; it grew rockier and seemed to be strewn with pudding stones and a basaltic gravel called "tuff," together with bits of lava and sulfurous obsidian.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Here is that by which thou wilt survive the wind of the obsidian knives.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Her brilliant obsidian eyes were unreadable, but her smile was friendly.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Just a block of homes burning and sinking into the obsidian sea that had swallowed the city.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • It was Hephestial glass, obsidian, formed when the rock I walked through had been heated to liquid and had flowed across this part of the world.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • And anyway the eagle has ancient respect in Mexico from the old religion and the great class of knights in those days of obsidian sword slaughter that Diaz del Castillo witnessed.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The maneuvers at Camp Tarawa, with its obsidian terrain and its access to the pitching Pacific surf, were designed, as far as was humanly possible, to make the troops live out the assault on Iwo Jima before they got there; to live it out in their reflexes, their instincts, their dreams.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She clutched a large obsidian scroll tube with trembling hands.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • It is a clear, not quite warm September night, the obsidian sky brimming with stars.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The High Priest gazed at him and Arya with eyes like chips of obsidian.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • She would do it with a flake of obsidian.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Her eyes were as black as obsidian.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He had obsidian eyes that looked as if they could punch holes in steel.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • No lantern is permitted him, no torch, no lamp, no taper …. only a candle of obsidian.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Half a dozen of the Norsemen jumped out after the sheep and wrestled the first one up onto a flat obsidian stone.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Like obsidian did.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • It reached down with two bone-white hands to pull out the knife, but where its fingers touched the obsidian they smoked.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The man in black, smiling, swelled in his vision and then retreated down a long and echoing corridor filled with obsidian pylons.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Brian helped me with it, and together we found garnets and granite and obsidian and Mexican crazy lace, and more and more turquoise.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • The children of the forest used to give the Night’s Watch a hundred obsidian daggers every year, during the Age of Heroes.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • She passed under a bronze arch fashioned in the likeness of two snakes mating, their scales delicate flakes of jade, obsidian, and lapis lazuli.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The malakhim were dressed in hooded black robes, their faces hidden behind obsidian masks whose cracks and gouges marred their serene, angelic features.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He started to rise, to open his mouth, to tell them there had been a mistake …. and then he saw Ser Alliser studying him, eyes shiny as two flakes of obsidian, and he knew.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • The golden dust of the spider settled on the obsidian rocks.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • The sun was even farther down now, but there was enough of it to strike sparks off the obsidian stars along the central ridge.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He swiftly rolled it up and tamped it down into its obsidian case.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Fire will dismay them, though, and they are vulnerable to obsidian.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Obsidian does not burn.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • She picked up a chunk of jagged black obsidian and crept to the left.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • The children of the forest used to give the Night’s Watch a hundred obsidian daggers every year, during the Age of Heroes.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Fire will dismay them, though, and they are vulnerable to obsidian.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • It wasn’t that he was ugly—in fact, his tanned face was rather pleasant, but there was something nasty about his demeanor, about his obsidian eyes as they shifted and met her own.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
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Associated words [difficulty]:   obsidian [4] , mica [5] , magma [6] , basalt [7] , gneiss [9] , mica [5] , magma [6] , basalt [7] , sedimentary [8] , gneiss [9] , igneous [9] , petrology [9]
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