a river in N central Alabama, flowing SW past Birmingham to the Tombigbee River. 178 miles (286 km) long.
a regiment of Scottish infantry in the British army (so called from the dark colors in their tartan). the plaid pattern of their tartan. Historical Examples A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson noun the Black Watch, the Royal Highland Regiment in the British Army
wastewater from toilets, garbage disposal, and industrial processes. Historical Examples Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman South Sea Tales Jack London Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1 Various The Quiver, 1/1900 Anonymous New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915 Various The White Blackbird Hudson […]
a severe form of malaria characterized by kidney damage and hemoglobinuria resulting in urine that is dark red or black. noun (med) a rare and serious complication of malaria, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine
a tree, Acacia mearnsii, native to Australia and Tasmania, having bark used in tanning. Historical Examples The Bushman Edward Wilson Landor noun a small Australian acacia tree, A. mearnsii, with yellow flowers a tall Australian shrub, Callicoma serratifolia