black patch


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black patch

[′blak ‚pach]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of red clover characterized by simultaneous blackening of plants in groups.
References in classic literature ?
His back was gray with a huge patch of yellow on one side and a black patch on the other.
He warn't one of the family, at that time; and one night he was robbed of three hundred and twenty-seven guineas in a canvas bag, that was stole out of his bedrrom in the dead of night, by a tall man with a black patch over his eye, who had concealed himself under the bed, and after committing the robbery, jumped slap out of window: which was only a story high.
Next morning, Spyers took his old place, and looked out, from behind the curtain, for a tall man with a black patch over his eye, till his own two eyes ached again.
Sir Nigel bent his knee devoutly as he put foot on land, and taking a small black patch from his bosom he bound it tightly over his left eye.
He had to keep the house for a week, and laid about looking very interesting with a great black patch on his forehead.
He was instructed to drive to Black Patch park in Smethwick where he was threatened and beaten with a handgun and lost consciousness several times.
lt;B Black Patch Park, Smethwick, after the travellers left the site
Michael Chaplin, 69, praised the "beautiful" granite monument in what is now Black Patch Park.
It is not just that the boy's tears have left a black patch on her cornflower skirt, but that it is "shaped like a wounded dragon.
But on the head, a black patch serves another function: The dark ears might signal "ferocity" to scare off other animals and the eye marks may help in identifying individual pandas.
Peppa is tan in colour with a black patch on her back.
There is white hair around the black patch which is around each eye.