1767–1838, American Indian chief of the Sauk tribe: leader of Sauk and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk War. Contemporary Examples Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013 Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013 Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow Daniel Klaidman October 8, 2013 Black Hawk Down’s Long […]
a war fought in northern Illinois and present-day southern Wisconsin, 1831–32, in which U.S. regulars and militia with Indian allies defeated the Sauk and Fox Indians, led by Chief Black Hawk, attempting to recover lost hunting grounds.
a small, black-tipped, fatty mass in a skin follicle, especially of the face; comedo. any of several birds having a head that is black, as the greater scaup, Aythya marila. Also called enterohepatitis. Veterinary Pathology. a malignant, infectious disease of turkeys, chickens, and many wild birds, caused by a protozoan parasite, Histomonas meleagridas, attacking especially […]
See under fireworm (def 1). the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana (black-headed fireworm) which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither. glowworm.