blackwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blackwood any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
    • n blackwood very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Blackwood A name given to several dark-colored timbers. The East Indian black wood is from the tree Dalbergia latifolia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Blackwood The wood of a large leguminous tree of the East Indies, Dalbergia latifolia. It is extremely hard, mostly of a dark-purple color, and is very valuable for furniture and carving, as well as for cart-wheels, gun-carriages, etc. Also called East Indian rosewood.
    • n Blackwood The wood of the Acacia Melanoxylon, the most valuable timber of Australia, noted for its hardness and durability.
    • n Blackwood In the West Indies, the name given to the black mangrove, Avicennia nitida, a small tree of sea-coast marshes, with very heavy, hard, and dark-brown or nearly black wood. The tree is also found in southern Florida.
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Usage

In literature:

England lost three men prominent in letters, Blackwood, Lamb, and Coleridge.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
She stumped her toe, an' down she fell From de Blackwoods clean to town.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Ling Foo picked up his blackwood box.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
These were the most infamous years of the Quarterly Review and Blackwood's Magazine, both of which had been founded as avowed champions of reaction.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Or have they ever read his chapter in "Blackwood" for July, 1837, on the "Retreat of a Tartar tribe?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS, Edinburgh and London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 235, April 29, 1854" by Various
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS, Edinburgh and London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 237, May 13, 1854" by Various
She was from Blackwood, only eighty-five miles from Chicago, and had lived there all her life.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Blackwood & Sons: Edinburgh, 1882.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
There are other versions of this, and one may be seen in 'Blackwood's Magazine' for August, 1821, p.
"The Nursery Rhymes of England" by Various
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In poetry:

Little Maids of the Mill, who, themselves but ill fed,
Are oblig'd, 'mong their other benevolent cares,
To keep "feeding the scribblers," and better, 'tis said,
Than old Blackwood or Fraser have ever fed theirs.
"Epistle Of Condolence From A Slave-Lord To A Cotton-Lord" by Thomas Moore
"A word or two of sympathy, that costs us not a penny,
We give the gallant Southerners, the few against the many;
We say their noble fortitude of final triumph presages,
And praise, in Blackwood's Magazine, Jeff. Davis and his messages.
"England's Neutrality" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

Gary Christian and Deena Christian, the parents of torture-slaying victim Channon Christian, talk with the media Thursday after Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood granted new trials for four defendants.
Blackwood granted new trials, agreeing with lawyers that presiding Judge Richard Baumgartner's conduct led to fundamental structural flaws in the prosecutions.
Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood granted them new trials, agreeing with lawyers that presiding Judge Richard Baumgartner's conduct led to fundamental structural flaws in the prosecutions.
Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood orders Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols to return to his seat or face contempt of court during a motions hearing on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
The sale will be held at 10 am Saturday at the township's public works building, 1729 Erial Road, Blackwood.
Courtesy of Dann Blackwood, USGS.
DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES Ron Coulston scoops up another trout for James Blackwood during last week's adventure to the Matagorda surf.
Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy offers junior tennis camp .
Noel Blackwood will make Red Bank history when he's sworn in New Year's Day as fire chief, becoming the first African-American chief in borough history, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press.
Mary was born Dec 17 in Hancock, to Charles S and Nellie (Blackwood) Mason.
Testimony continues in the retrial of torture slaying suspect Vanessa Coleman in Knox County Criminal Court before Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
The Gloucester Township Branch of the Camden County Library System, located at 15 S Black Horse Pike in Blackwood, closed Monday due to an air condition ing outage.
City attorney Blackwood said no tickets have been issued under the new ordinance.
Torture slaying suspect Vanessa Coleman listens to prosecution during the fourth day of testimony in her retrial in Knox County Criminal Court before Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
01 Easley Blackwood Easley Blackwood, piano Buy Now.
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In science:

William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, xi+889 pp.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Lockwood, M. (1989): Mind, Brain and the Quantum: The Compound ’I’ (Basil Blackwood, Oxford).
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
The elegant technique used by Blackwood et al. relies on the measurement of the degree of circular polarization of the luminescence as a function of the applied magnetic field Bz (applied along the growth axis), under non-resonant linearly-polarized cw laser excitation.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
Robertson, N.A., J R Blackwood, S Buchman, R L Byer, J Camp, D Gill, J Hanson, S Williams and P Zhou, “Kelvin probe measurements: investigations of the patch effect with applications to ST-7 and LISA,” Class.
A weak equivalence principle test on a suborbital rocket
Robertson, N.A., J R Blackwood, S Buchman, R L Byer, J Camp, D Gill, J Hanson, S Williams and P Zhou, “Kelvin probe measurements: investigations of the patch effect with applications to ST-7 and LISA,” Class.
A quick test of the WEP enabled by a sounding rocket
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