a North American warbler, Dendroica striata, the adult male of which has the top of the head black.
a seaport in W Lancashire, in NW England: resort. Contemporary Examples The New Film Skewering Blair and Bush Jamie Malanowski July 24, 2009 Historical Examples Lancashire Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence Gipsy Life George Smith Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the […]
the head of the Jesuit order (so called from the power he once possessed and from the black habit worn by the order).
a poplar, Populus nigra, characterized by spreading branches, triangular leaves, and a gray bark. the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making doors, window frames, etc. Historical Examples The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung
an explosive powder consisting of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal, used chiefly in old guns fired for sport, in fireworks, and for spotting charges in practice bombs; black gunpowder. Historical Examples The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various From Capetown to Ladysmith G. W. Steevens The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire Time Crime H. Beam […]