Black Death

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Black Death the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.
    • Black death A pestilence which ravaged Europe and Asia in the fourteenth century.
    • Black death See Black death, in the Vocabulary.
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Quotations

  • Turkish Proverb
    Turkish Proverb
    “Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.”

Usage

In literature:

In a valley among the black Cimmerian mountains the death-god Somnus had his abode.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
She was dressed in dead black, her beautiful face tear-stained and deathly pale.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
What was it spitting death at them from the black room?
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
Romsey, like many other religious houses, suffered severely at the time of the Black Death.
"Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey" by Thomas Perkins
Dr Chedsey, for the sixth and last time, assumed the black cap, and read the sentence of death.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Away off in the shadow of the cloud the water was black as death, a faint line of white defining its edge.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
Funeral sermons were also printed, with trappings of sombreness, black-bordered, with death's-heads and crossbones on the covers.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
It broke out again in 1349, in connection with the Black Death.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Black Donald, have you ever reflected on death?
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
The same irresistible antipathy to death compelled his white captives to follow the black sheik.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Let your song be delicate.
Sing no loud hymn:
Death is abroad . . . Oh, the black season!
The deep — the dim!
"Song Be Delicate" by John Shaw Neilson
I remember a blue eye,
A briefcase of tangerines.
This was a man, then!
Death opened, like a black tree, blackly.
"Little Fugue" by Sylvia Plath
"Time stands before the door of Death,
Upbraiding bitterly
And Conscience, with exhaustless breath,
Pours black reproach on me:
"Self-Interogation" by Emily Jane Bronte
When the black breath blows,
And death's shadow grows,
Come Athelas! Come Athelas!
Life to the dying,
In the king's hand lying!
"Athelas" by J R R Tolkien
Where the fane of Hathor Iowereth,
And the black Myrike embowereth,
Weepeth one her life gone by;
Over young, oh death, to die!
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And in life, in death, in dark and light,
All are in God's care
Sound the black abyss, pierce the deep of night,
And He is there!
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

It didn't matter if you were white, black, purple, orange, straight, gay or even on death row.
The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA. A Philadelphia woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" is due in court Wednesday in the death of a London woman who died after getting cosmetic surgery at an airport hotel.
'Black Madam' charged in buttocks injection death.
A black South African farmhand has been found guilty of murdering Eugene Terre'Blanche, a white supremacist leader bludgeoned to death at his farmhouse outside the small north-western town of Ventersdorp.
Built on the foundation of industrial music and the raw grit of death and black metal.
We send our condolences to Clint Black, after he released information on the untimely death of his father, G.A.
It is with a heavy heart that country superstar Clint Black releases information on the untimely death of his father, G.A.
Condolences to Clint Black and his family on the sudden death of his father G.A.
Five Finger Death Punch vs Black Country Communion .
"Inglourious Basterds" thesp Til Schweiger is set to join Shia LaBeouf in "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman ," which acclaimed commercials helmer Fredrik Bond is directing from a Black List script by Matt Drake.
Saturday nights at mid-night, Sunday School hits you with three hours of Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal and more.
'Black fingers of death' offer ecological hope against cheatgrass.
'Black Madam' held for trial in buttock- enhancement death.
Decoded DNA Reveals Details Of Black Death Germ .
George Zimmerman to let him remove his GPS monitoring device and travel freely in the state pending his trial next June in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager.
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In science:

In this meaning, black hole is a perpetual motion machine of the Universe, and because of the existence of this perpetual motion machine, our Universe will not go to the state of heat death.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
The most promising source for detection and study of the gravitational-wave signal is the “inspiralling compact binary” – a binary system of neutron stars or black holes (or one of each) in the final minutes of a death dance leading to a violent merger.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
P. D. D’Eath, “High speed black hole encounters and gravitational radiation,” Phys.
Tests of Classical Gravity Description for Microscopic Black Hole Production
The most promising source for detection and study of the gravitational wave signal is the “inspiralling compact binary” – a binary system of neutron stars or black holes (or one of each) in the final minutes of a death spiral leading to a violent merger.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
It had been known since the works on Penrose (unpublished) and later on by D’Eath and Payne that a small black hole will be formed in the head to head collision of two particles with zero impact parameter.
A review of Quantum Gravity at the Large Hadron Collider
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