an Old World kite, Milvus migrans, having dark brown plumage and a forked tail, and feeding chiefly on carrion.
noun a black bituminous varnish Historical Examples Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting Mayton Clarence Hillick Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
noun (commerce) a person or firm that makes an unwelcome takeover bid for a company Compare grey knight, white knight Historical Examples The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year E.C. Hartwell Stories of the Days of King Arthur Charles Henry Hanson King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford The Story of […]
a disease of plants, especially of plums and cherries, characterized by black knotlike overgrowths on the branches, twigs, etc., caused by a fungus, Dibotryon morbosa. Historical Examples The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick Handbook of the Trees of New England Lorin Low Dame Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the […]
a black, clayey soil.