Sable antelope(Zoöl.), a large South African antelope 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(Zoöl.), the lemming.

(Sa"ble), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sabled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sabling ] To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.

Sabled all in black the shady sky.
G. Fletcher.

(||Sa`bot") n. [F.]

1. A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.

2. (Mil.) A thick, circular disk of wood, to which the cartridge bag and projectile are attached, in fixed ammunition for cannon; also, a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling.

(||Sa`bo"tière) n. [F.] A kind of freezer for ices.

(Sa"bre) n. & v. See Saber.

(||Sa"bre*tasche`) n. [F. sabretache, G. säbeltasche; säbel saber + tasche a pocket.] (Mil.) A leather case or pocket worn by cavalry at the left side, suspended from the sword belt. Campbell

Sabrina work
(Sa*bri"na work`) A variety of appliqué work for quilts, table covers, etc. Caulfeild & S. (Dict. of Needlework).

(Sab"u*lose) a. [L. sabulosus, from sabulum, sabulo, sand.] (Bot.) Growing in sandy places.

(Sab`u*los"i*ty) n. The quality of being sabulous; sandiness; grittiness.

(Sab"u*lous) a. [L. sabulosus.] Sandy; gritty.

(Sac) n. (Ethnol.) See Sacs.

(Sac), n. [See Sake, Soc.] (O.Eng. Law) The privilege formerly enjoyed by the lord of a manor, of holding courts, trying causes, and imposing fines. Cowell.

(Sac) n. [F., fr. L. saccus a sack. See Sack a bag.]

1. See 2d Sack.

The American sable, or marten, was formerly considered a distinct species but it differs very little from the Asiatic sable, and is now considered only a geographical variety.

2. The fur of the sable.

3. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; — generally in the plural. "Sables wove by destiny." Young.

4. (Her.) The tincture black; — represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other.

(Sa"ble) a. Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; — used chiefly in poetry.

Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden scepter o'er a slumbering world.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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