black elder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black elder a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
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In literature:

A fire was quickly kindled by the goodwife, a pleasant-looking elderly woman; and the black family-pot was soon smoking.
"Chasing the Sun" by R.M. Ballantyne
The second item in the black list of crime was the death of his elder brother, whom he declared he had not intended to kill.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
As they approached, the door swung open to reveal an elderly man in black-and-scarlet livery, who bowed to them.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
She then again looked full at Pauline, and, to the amazement of the elder girl, her bold black eyes filled with tears.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
It was opened by a tall, thin, elderly woman in a high black bonnet.
"Littlebourne Lock" by F. Bayford Harrison
In the middle was the elder, a girl dressed in dark silk, and at her sides were two boys habited in black velvet.
"Linda Tressel" by Anthony Trollope
He was an elderly man, with gray hair and whiskers, neatly dressed in black.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
She was a muddle-headed, elderly woman in black silk, whom Vaughan kept because her extraordinary tactlessness amused him.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
But instead appeared an elderly woman, with quantities of coarse black hair, smoothed under her cap.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
We found a caricature in the old black chest, of 1844, in which I am engaged in fight with the elder Blair.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The elder boys consented to this, suffering their black hair to be shaved off and the robes of Buddhist neophytes to be put on them.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The PRIME MINISTER had discarded the jaunty grey suit which he wore last week, and in his "blacks" looked rather like a Scottish elder.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 16, 1920" by Various
Several black elders were appointed and set apart to superintend those black members.
"Thoughts on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of this Country" by William Swan Plumer
Elderly ladies are draped in the black zendado of Venetian aristocracy.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
The elder, who was about twenty years of age, had black hair and very bright eyes.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
An old man going to his work, passed by a girl lying asleep in a hollow of the ground, beneath a great tree of elder, black with berries.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
She was elderly and dressed in black, and had a very pleasant, attractive face.
"The Spell of Belgium" by Isabel Anderson
She was a tall elderly woman, dressed in black, with a light-brown front and a black band over her forehead.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
He was dressed in black, and rather elderly.
"The Great Court Scandal" by William Le Queux
Does she look like a genteel beggar, elderly and shabby, in a greasy black-silk hood and mantle, eh, my man?
"Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In poetry:

By the black-cohosh with its pearly plume
A nod in the woodland's odorous gloom;
By the old rail-fence, in the elder's shade,
That the myriad hosts of the weeds invade:
"The Road Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
Our elder boy has got the clear
Great brow, tho' when his brother's black
Full eye shows scorn, it… Gismond here?
And have you brought my tercel back?
I was just telling Adela
How many birds it struck since May.
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning

In news:

C_ Her black curly hair pulled back in a tight bun, Neilu Naini kneels, then bows deeply before a small vase of flowers and a framed picture of an elderly Japanese man.
It started as a little known play about an elderly white woman and her black chauffer and ended as blockbuster that garnered a Pulitzer Prize and the Best Film of 1990.
Elders confer outside the courtroom at Fly Benzo 's sentencing April 27: Claude Carpenter, father of DeBray "Fly Benzo " Carpenter, videographer and Oscar Grant Committee activist Earl Black and Bay View publisher Willie Ratcliff.
An elderly woman known as the " Black Widow " for killing her first husband has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly poisoning her current husband.
The adult box elder is about ½ inch long and can more of a grey-black in color with three red stripes behind the head and more additional red lines on the wings.
Obama's massive leads among blacks, Latinos, young people and single women vie with Romney's margin among the elderly, married white women and white men.
Black elders log on for computer fun, jobs.
I wrote a while back about the northern invasion of black-billed magpies , leading with an anecdote about an elder in a southwest Alaska village who did not know a word for magpie , suggesting that the birds were not common there in the past.
Unlike some racetrack managers, who wait passively as their elderly core audience does a slow fade to black, the guys at Gulfstream will do almost anything to put butts in the grandstand seats.
A handful of elderly black men and women wearing suits and dresses and old-fashioned pillbox hats.
MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee police are asking for the public's help in identifying a young black man who allegedly punched an elderly shopkeeper on the city's north side.
Dhanifu Karim Bey, an elder in Los Angeles' conscious community, a former Black Panther and a long time school teacher, is being forced to fight for his life unjustifiably in court in a three strikes case.