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The tall flow of black obsidian is in stark contrast to the blue lakes and lush green forest that surrounds it.
The flow was the final stage of a bigger eruption, formed as magma containing little gas made its way to the surface and cooled, creating obsidian.
The striking ebony hue feels at once ancient and modern: Here is the enveloping matte darkness of Anish Kapoor’s Vantablack paint and the glittering primordial obsidian of lava rock.
Just pray that no one is carrying around obsidian on Halloween night.
As Samwell Tarly discovers in his research at the Citadel, Dragonstone is a volcanic island which contains large amounts of dragonglass (obsidian, for all you modern-day folks).
The significance of dragonglass (obsidian) this season, along with Gendry's skill as a smith highlights the importance of Davos' fake name for him.
Known as obsidian in the real world, dragonglass kills white walkers and also creates them if stabbed into a human heart by the Children of the Forest.
A few of the victims were bound before death, and some have arrowheads of stone and obsidian embedded in their bones.
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Origin and Etymology of obsidian
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
OBSIDIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obsidian for English Language Learners
: a dark natural glass that forms when lava cools
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