These eclipses, caused by the interposition of the earth between the moon and the sun, can last two hours ; during which time, by reason of the rays refracted by its atmosphere, the terrestrial globe can appear as nothing but a black point
upon the sun.
At last, he took a pencil and pointed out an imperceptible black point
in the scallops of an oval blotch, adding: "There it is." She bent over the map; the maze of coloured lines hurt her eyes without enlightening her; and when Bourais asked her what puzzled her, she requested him to show her the house Victor lived in.
"A silver gray cat with black points
and very fine marking?"
"Look out!" cried D'Artagnan, "I see black points and red points moving yonder.
"Ah, ah!" said Aramis, "the black points and the red points are visibly enlarging.
Several times they were forced to hide while soldiers passed; but at last they reached a great pile of baled hay from about the corner of which the black pointed
out a two-story building in the distance.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points
, three inches long, at once above the surface.
A continual flux of a thousand black points
which passed each other on the pavements made everything move before the eyes; it was the populace seen thus from aloft and afar.
The black point
system will instil fear in motorists.
The ban, which takes effect from March, will see fines of up to $39 issued to motorists, as well as a black point
, the report added.
Other changes include the introduction of a black point
system for new drivers.