• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blac, blæc, black.


In literature:

Her braided head band and her black cape inspire respect and sympathy.
"Our Children" by Anatole France
Black Hawk's people, the British Band, numbered only two thousand.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He was dressed very modestly and wore the usual high black slouch hat, with a much battered gold-tassel band.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Enter my rival Ramon, disguised as a Catalan shopkeeper, in false whiskers, and a tall white hat with a black band.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
The bands are red, green and black.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Philo Gubb chose from his wardrobe a black frock coat and a silk hat with a wide band of crape.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Single broad, black band across the breast; black line from base of bill to eye.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Round her neck Philippa fastened a narrow band of black velvet, and her only ornament was a small brooch of pearls set in the form of a heart.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
The head and thorax of the wild Drosophila ampelophila are grayish yellow, the abdomen is banded with yellow and black, and the wings are gray.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
The women, I remember, had wonderful piles of glossy black hair, arranged in bands and puffs, in which they stuck cigars.
"Gold" by Stewart White
They in turn asked protection, of the Government, from "General Black-hawk" and his band.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
She would be safe with this little band of black across her eyes.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
The chief had just risen from his skin couch, and a long band of black fur lay across his head.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
She came down after an hour, dressed in a flowered organdie, a black silk band about her throat, a low collar showing her pretty neck.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The custom of sewing a black cloth or crepe band on the left coat-sleeve is not to be commended.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
A moment later his silk hat, adorned with a deep black band, appeared; still the carriage-door refused to open.
"Adventures of Bindle" by Herbert George Jenkins
Black and white in strongly contrasting bands, the rock reared itself in a barrier that, to Chet, seemed hopelessly unsurmountable.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
In two quick minutes out came the Duquesne band in red pompoms, duck trousers and military jackets, white corded with black.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
The smaller band cut in to the Black Hills shortly after daybreak one morning.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
Young coons have a broad black band across the face and eyes bordered above by a light band.
"Wolf and Coyote Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

In poetry:

And now in mimic flight they flee,
And now they rush, a boisterous band -
And, tiny hand on tiny hand,
Climb up the black and leafless tree.
"Le Jardin Des Tuileries" by Oscar Wilde
By his glimmering lamp discerns he now
How, in veil and garment white array'd,
With a black and gold band round her brow,
Glides into the room a bashful maid.
"The Bride Of Corinth" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Every one of you shall have his velvett coat,
Laced with silver lace so white;
O the golden bands an about your necks,
Black hatts, white feathers, all alyke"'
"Johnny Armstrong" by Anonymous British
Sometimes with his hard and toil-worn hand
He would smooth and straighten th' faded band,
Thinking perhaps of a little mound
Black with nettles the long year round.
"Sandy Macleod" by Alice Cary
What bands of black ideas spread their wings!
The peaceful regions of Content invade!
With deadly poison taint the crystal springs!
With noisome vapour blast the verdant shade!
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone
with white pin-dots on black horizontal spaced-
out bands lives here; yet there is nothing that
ambition can buy or take away. The college student
named Ambrose sits on the hillside
with his not-native books and hat
and sees boats
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore

In news:

Rock band Black Country Communion wrote and recorded a second album, entitled '2,' to have more material for their latest tour.
Enlarge Libby March Idris Nia of Detroit watches Detroit-based band Sankofa Collective play during the Raising Consciousness Black Unity rally at Rowan Park in Muskegon Heights on Sunday, August 19, 2012.
"We're playing better than we have since 2010," Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney tells Rolling Stone in the middle of the band's summer tour.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass have always worn their influences on their sleeve, and the group have chosen to honor one of the all-time great bands – the Who – while on tour.
The Stones will also be joined at the New Jersey show by Bruce Springsteen and rock band The Black Keys.
Whether it's defining their musical genre or deciding what to name themselves, Black Moth Super Rainbow is a band that is hard to pin down.
The Black Keys told a federal judge the band has settled copyright infringement lawsuits against Pizza Hut and The Home Depot claiming misuse of their music in commercials.
Nine Inch Nails and video game fans alike are already aware that the band's Trent Reznor has been slated to record the score for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II', the latest installment of the 'Call of Duty' video game series.
'Black and White Band' to headline concert series encore.
Legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and will support it with a massive 2012 tour.
It may seem few bands are stylistically and sonically further apart than Black Sabbath and Blondie, but the heavy metal legends and the New Wave stars may have more in common than meets the ear.
It get's NO better then Black Sabbath, the band that started it all Black Sabbath's " Paranoid " for this mornings sideshow.
Amid rumors the band isn't getting along, talk of a break-up for the Black Eyed Peas has been in the air.
The hard rock band 3 Pill Morning, based in Minneapolis, Minn. Is set to release "Black Tie Love Affair" on Tuesday.
A lot of those videos were shot in black in white, and it showed a lot of backstage footage from when the bands were on tour.

In science:

The linearity of the K s band PL relation, as compared to other shorter wavelength PL relations, is expected from black-body arguments (Ngeow & Kanbur 2006a).
Testing the nonlinearity of the BVIcJHKs period-luminosity relations for the Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids
We estimate the FUV magnitude of the host galaxy of a given black hole mass by converting the B -band luminosity of the galaxy to a g -band apparent magnitude using average g − B corrections from Fukugita et al. (1995) measured for elliptical/S0 galaxies of −0.375 and for Sab/Sbc spiral galaxies of −0.340.
UV/Optical Detections of Candidate Tidal Disruption Events by GALEX and CFHTLS
Psaltis, D., and Norman, C., “On the Origin of Quasi-Periodic Oscillations and Broad-band Noise in Accreting Neutron Stars and Black Holes”, (2000).
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
As reviewed by , a small but substantial subset of X-ray black-hole (and neutron star) systems apart from exhibiting 1/f α -like broad-band variability, also show quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs).
Wavelet analysis: a new significance test for signals dominated by intrinsic red-noise variability
Upper plot of Fig. 2 presents a dependence of 0.9995-th wavelet quantile (Eq. 18) in a function of Fourier frequency in 1 –10 Hz band, both for X-ray data segment (black solid line) and TK simulation (red dashed line).
Wavelet analysis: a new significance test for signals dominated by intrinsic red-noise variability
Figure 4: Comparison between the CDF measurement of diffractive dijet production (black points) with the expectation from factorisation using H1 fits of diffractive PDFs (the blue band shows Fit B).
Diffraction and Vector Mesons Working Group Summary
The black dots are the peak and hump positions of the bonding band seen in the EDCs.
Material and doping dependence of the nodal and anti-nodal dispersion renormalizations in single- and multi-layer cuprates
The black curves are band dispersion obtained by fitting MDCs to Lorentizan functions.
Material and doping dependence of the nodal and anti-nodal dispersion renormalizations in single- and multi-layer cuprates
Fig. 7: “Statistical” and “combination” error bands for transverse Nch flow at 7 TeV before and after adding 1M events of pseudodata of this observable (black markers) to the tuning.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
The solid black line indicates the central value, and the blue band takes into account all uncertainties.
Tests of the Standard Electroweak Model at the Energy Frontier
We also show the Coulomb result as the band enclosed by black dashed lines.
Improved determination of inclusive electromagnetic decay ratios of heavy quarkonium from QCD
The black squares and the bands represent our estimates, obtained by combining these two different ways of measuring |Vus | and |Vud | on a lattice.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
GRB appears to be consistent either with a classical band model, represented by two broken power-laws smoothly connected at a given energy E0 or with a black-body model with an extra power-law component (see Fig. 44).
Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts
We show stellar population fits to the λrest = 0.1–3 µm emission (black solid line) and three templates for dust emission (M82 starburst, blue dashed line; Arp 220 starburst, green dot-dashed line; obscured quasar, red dotted line; Polletta et al. 2007) scaled to match the λobs = 4.6 µm band.
High-Velocity Outflows Without AGN Feedback: Eddington-Limited Star Formation in Compact Massive Galaxies
MBH is the black hole mass in solar masses, and MK,b is the extinction-corrected K -band absolute magnitude of the bulge (or elliptical galaxy).
Masses and Accretion Rates of Supermassive Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei from the INTEGRAL Survey