a venomous spider, Latrodectus mactans, widely distributed in the U.S., the female of which is jet-black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of its abdomen.
an American spider, Latrodectus mactans, the female of which is black with red markings, highly venomous, and commonly eats its mate
See under witch moth. any of several large noctuid moths of the genus Erebus, especially the blackish E. odora (black witch) of Central and North America.
William, 1776–1834, English publisher. Historical Examples Homes and haunts of the most eminent British poets, Vol. II (of 2) William Howitt The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine George Eliot Mathilde Blind The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Robert Southey Chatterbox, 1905. Various The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI Various The Empty House And Other […]
work for which a person is paid in cash, with the transaction not recorded or reported, so as to avoid paying income tax on the amount earned. blackwork. embroidery done with black, usually silk, thread on white fabric, especially linen.
Hugo Lafayette, 1886–1971, U.S. political official: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1937–71. (Sir) James Whyte [hwahyt,, wahyt] /ʰwaɪt,, waɪt/ (Show IPA), born 1924, English pharmacologist: Nobel prize 1988. Joseph, 1728–99, Scottish physician and chemist. Shirley Temple, Temple, Shirley. adjective of the colour of jet or carbon black, having no hue due to the […]