any of several white gulls, as Larus marinus (great black-backed gull) having a black back and wings.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North Fullerton Waldo
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
either of two common black-and-white European coastal gulls, Larus fuscus (lesser black-backed gull) and L. marinus (great black-backed gull)
Also called karoro. a southern gull, larus dominicanus, with black feathers on its back
of, relating to, or distributing money for expenses that has been diverted from the regular budget: Black-bag funds have paid for much overseas travel by the military.
surreptitious or illegal entry or activity by government agents seeking incriminating evidence.
to vote against (a candidate, applicant, etc.). to exclude socially; ostracize: The whole town blackballed them. to reject (a candidate) by placing a blackball in the ballot box. a negative vote, especially in deciding on an applicant or candidate. a black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote. Contemporary Examples Do Banks […]