a unitary authority in NW England, in Lancashire. Pop: 139 800 (2003 est). Area: 137 sq km (53 sq miles)
a black-and-white North American wood warbler, Dendroica fusca, having an orange throat and an orange and black head.
noun any of various Australian eucalyptus trees having rough fibrous bark and hard wood used as timber Historical Examples Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
noun a N temperate shrub, Ribes nigrum, having red or white flowers and small edible black berries: family Grossulariaceae the fruit of this shrub (as modifier): blackcurrant jelly
to make black; darken. to speak evil of; defame: to blacken a person’s reputation. to grow or become black. Historical Examples The Metal Monster A. Merritt The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves Byron Richard Edgcumbe Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth Choice Cookery Catherine Owen A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs […]