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Dark Ages the Middle Ages, esp. from about 476 A.D. to the end of the tenth century, so called because of intellectual, cultural, and social decline and stagnation.
dark horse an unknown contestant or one who unexpectedly wins a race, esp. a horse race. [2 definitions]
dark lantern a lantern with a sliding panel or shutter that can be used to hide the light.
dark-horse of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a contestant or candidate that might win unexpectedly.
in the dark knowing nothing; uncertain.
pitch-dark so dark as to make vision impossible.
whistle in the dark to mask or conquer fear by making a show of bravery.