a Dominican friar: so called from the distinctive black mantle worn by the order.
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September 24, 1869, the date of a financial panic sparked by gold speculators. the day after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days because of discounts offered by retailers. Also Black Monday, Black Tuesday, etc. A day of economic catastrophe, as in We feared there’d be another Black Friday. This usage dates from September 24, […]
intense cold without hoarfrost, causing vegetation to turn black. Compare frost (def 2). noun a frost without snow or rime that is severe enough to blacken vegetation
noun another name for black grouse (sense 1) Historical Examples Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, April 23, 1892 Various Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6 John Gibson Lockhart Round About the Carpathians Andrew […]
the crew working in a stokehold of a ship.