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black

1. of the colour of jet or carbon black, having no hue due to the absorption of all or nearly all incident light
2. Chess Draughts
a. a black or dark-coloured piece or square
b. the player playing with such pieces
3. a black ball in snooker, etc
4. (in roulette and other gambling games) one of two colours on which players may place even bets, the other being red
5. Archery a black ring on a target, between the outer and the blue, scoring three points

Black

1
1. Sir James (Whyte). born 1924, British biochemist. He discovered beta-blockers and drugs for peptic ulcers: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1988
2. Joseph. 1728--99, Scottish physician and chemist, noted for his pioneering work on carbon dioxide and heat

Black

2
Sometimes derogatory a member of a dark-skinned race, esp someone of Negroid or Australoid origin

black

a term used to refer to a variety of non-white ethnic groups. Black is a preferred form, especially among ethnic groups of African origins, reflecting a pride and identity in being black. The use of the term is associated with the rise of black political activism in the US in the 1960s, and is reflected in the slogan ‘Black is Beautiful’. Other terms to describe black people, such as coloured, Negro or Negress, are now generally considered offensive.

In the UK (and elsewhere), however, there is controversy about the use of the term to describe ‘non-white’ persons of Asian origin. Many Asians object to the use of the word ‘black’ to describe them and argue that this usage confuses the identity of a large number of very different ethnic groups such as Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Indians, West Indians, Africans and so on. The counter argument is that ‘non-white’ persons in the UK can be subject to DISCRIMINATION and institutionalized RACISM whatever their ethnic or national origins. In this sense, groups of both African and Asian origin share, to a significant extent, a common experience. See also BLACK POWER MOVEMENT, NEGRITUDE.

black

[blak]
(chemistry)
Fine particles of impure carbon that are made by the incomplete burning of carbon compounds, such as natural gas, naphthas, acetylene, bones, ivory, and vegetables.
(communications)
(optics)
Quality of an object which uniformly absorbs large percentages of light of all visible wavelengths.

black

Western color for mourning. [Christian Color Symbolism: Leach, 242; Jobes, 357]
See: Death

black

symbol of sin and badness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
See: Evil
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Like Blacker, he won caps for Wales at under-18s and under-20s levels.
Magistrates handed Blacker an 18-month driving ban after he admitted a charge of drunk driving.
Witness John Breen, from the DWP in Blackpool, told the court that footage of Mr Blacker, and statements from witnesses, were "clearly at odds" with the claim he put in.
Fortunately, Blacker's group did have plenty of data--a "treasure trove" of historical stats that came to them courtesy of the NCAA partnership brokered in December 2017.
However after he had been attacked by judge Wynn Morgan, Mr Blacker said outside the court: "My medals were awarded to me - they may be for voluntary medical service but they bear the face of the Queen.
Mr Ford was unable to say if Mr Blacker had walked on to the tracks or fallen as the train approached.
This it repeated in 1926, 1929 and 1937 (Soloway, 1990: 295-7; 'Eugenics and Family Allowances'; Blacker to Hubback, 5 July 1937).
Blacker uses gender bending to explore the dynamics between adolescents of both sexes and shows his readers that walking in the other guy's, or gal's, shoes is one of the best ways to understand each other.
The sugar industry in the North-East and nationally has lost a very valued member after NFU Sugar Beet committee member Mike Blacker passed away on Tuesday April 17, aged 65.
The following 17 Past-Presidents were honored for their contributions (left to right): George Schmitz (2003), David White (2004), Edward Doenges (2001), George Dippold (1978), Armand Stolte (1994), Irwin Young (1989), Lawrence Waelde (1999), Roger Blacker (1991), George Amrich (1995), Arthur Tracton (1990), Herbert Ellis (1984), John Oates (1962), Michael Iskowitz (1985), Matt Suresh (2005), Saul Spindel (1979), Alfred Sarnotsky (1976), and Marvin Wexler (1972).
Cleanup is necessary so the model can be properly meshed for analysis, said Ted Blacker, the laboratory's department manager for computational modeling sciences.
Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - Pioneer Corporation (TSE: 6773)(NASDAQ: PIO)announced today that it will introduce three new "PureVision" high-definition plasma TV models equipped with a new proprietary technology "P.U.R.E.(*1) Black Panel." The new panel can reproduce blacker blacks and the details of dark images thanks to its new "Crystal Emissive Layer." The Pioneer 50-inch PDP-506HD (separate type), the 43-inch PDP-436HD (separate type), and the 43-inch PDP-436SX (one-body type) will be shipping in between early September and early October 2005 in Japan at a suggested retail price of 748,000 yen, 598,000 yen, and 568,000 yen (including tax) respectively.