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.
They fell back a little, and looked up at the windows, which were mere black patches in the whitened house front.
His wounds gaped, black as night, and the blood that had dripped lay in black patches upon the sand.
But the grass was not yet high; there were bare black patches on the ground; and the few wild flowers that the eye could see, were poor and scanty.
Silver clearings and the black patches of the bushes--nothing else could I see.
Avery Scales people went one way, and I ran across the Black Patch park to Anne Road, where I worked.
But now many have got a horrible black patch on the end opposite the stalk.
When he had finished the pictures he would sit on a pile of old blankets with his lifelong companion, a little white dog with a black patch over one eye.