Black act

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black act the English statute 9 George I, which makes it a felony to appear armed in any park or warren, etc., or to hunt or steal deer, etc., with the face blackened or disguised. Subsequent acts inflicting heavy penalties for malicious injuries to cattle and machinery have been called black acts.
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Usage

In literature:

These feelings were occasionally damped by acts of atrocity, committed by the blacks.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
A coarser ink will act in a similar manner, but make the water somewhat opaque, with a blue-black, or dull, ashy color.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
The record of this Black man's conversion is the first one of an individual in the book of Acts.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Some time before, they had taken a black man, a native of Jamaica, who had been compelled to act as their cook.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the third act we see the flying Dutchman's ship; everybody recognizes it by its black mast and its blood-red sail.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Paul acted as best man to Bart, and Sylvia, in her plain black dress, was bridesmaid.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
He resolved, should the blacks commit no act of hostility, to make it also a day of rest.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Had you acted fairly, you would have been at this instant a black cinder or a handful of white ashes.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
The Insurrection Act was adopted to prevent such enormities; unhappily it but encreased, greatly encreased, the black catalogue.
"The Causes of the Rebellion in Ireland Disclosed" by Anonymous
The way a girl acts reminds me a good deal of a black bass.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
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In poetry:

Fresh-shaven, past months & a picture in New York
of Beard Two, I did have Three took off. Well. .
Shadow & act, shadow & act,
Better get white or you' get whacked,
or keep so-called black
& raise new hell.
"Dream Song 119: Fresh-shaven, past months & a picture in New York" by John Berryman
- One day, dear lady, missing the broad track,
I came on a wood's border, by a mead,
Where golden May ran up to moted black:
And there I saw Queen Beauty hold review,
With Love before her throne in act to plead.
Take him for me, take her for you.
"A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt" by George Meredith

In news:

Signed to Joan Jett's Blackheart Records in 2006, GIAC has opened for acts such as Morrissey, Frank Black, the Pogues, and Joan Jett herself.
1965 – President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law, which banned the poll taxes and literacy tests that had restricted black voter registration in the South (More info).
And Clint Black are among the acts enlisted by NBC to create their own spin on the famed Peacock chimes .
Read all about three enticing post-Thanksgiving gigs—featuring acts like Concepto Tambor, DJ Nicolatron and Black Tusk—in this week's Music to Your Ears.
The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader's death.
In an act of unspeakable horror, Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire while dressed in black military gear, Fox reported.
Sheila Black has a tough act to follow.
Comedian Louis Katz is bringing his standup act to Fairbanks and North Pole this weekend, just in time for a break from Black Friday sales and maddening hordes of Christmas shoppers.
For three evenings in July, 45,000-plus fervent fans gathered at the Lollapalooza festival's Bud Light Stage to hear some of the world's top musical acts, including Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne, Avicii, Justice, and Franz Ferdinand.
Quayle is shown at a Tuesday news conference discussing the act with, from left, Republican Reps Tom Petri and Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and Diana Black of Tennessee.
The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup was announced today and includes acts like Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, Neon Trees, Wiz Khalifa, Buffalo Springfield, The Black Keys, The Strokes, Florence + the Machine and more.
Blue paint, Black Dub and acting prowess .
Snoop Dogg & Dr Dre, The Black Keys, Santigold, and seven other must-watch acts.
Bono, the Irish rock star , may look silly running around Africa with Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, wearing those blue Romeo Gigli shades and black Prada boots, acting as if he deserved to be taken seriously.
The Black Cadillacs stand on the cusp of their second release, Run , on a promising young indie, looking to build on their status as one of the two or three most popular rock acts in the city of Knoxville.
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In science:

Conversely, if the variables are fixed at the black hole horizon, it is then that horizon which acts as the boundary.
de Sitter Black Holes with Either of the Two Horizons as a Boundary
However, the complicated tra jectories of infalling masses, the uncertain radiation reaction force acting on the body, and the inevitable presence of accreation disks surrounding real (in contrast to ideal, theoretical) black holes, will make the extraction of astrophysical information not so easy.
Post-Newtonian Approximations, Compact Binaries, and Strong-Field Tests of Gravity
In the talk the calculation of the gravitational self-force acting on a pointlike particle moving around a Schwarzschild black hole was presented.
Analytic approximations, perturbation methods, and their applications
For instance, we may start from a static seed and act with the kind of one-soliton BZ transformation that turns on the rotation of the black ring.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
For example, the amplitude amplification algorithm can be rephrased in terms of finding a quantum state | φi given a black-box Uφ that recognized | φi by mapping | φi 7→ − | φi and acting as the identity on all states orthogonal to | φi.
Quantum Algorithms
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