black rot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black rot a fungous disease causing darkening and decay of the leaves of fruits and vegetables
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black rot (Bot) a disease of grapevines, attacking the leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus L├Žstadia Bidwellii.
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Usage

In literature:

With war spears they loosened the thick, black loam and the deep layers of rotting vegetation.
"Jungle Tales of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
And the village was deserted, the huts gaped black, rotting, all askew within the fallen enclosures.
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
The white man would keep the house in repair, the black would let it rot.
"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
You left your partner to rot in a fever swamp, or to be done to death by those filthy blacks.
"A Millionaire of Yesterday" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The river has only black depths where one rots in the slime.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 6 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
The river has only black depths where one rots in the slime.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
They were swarming in clusters in the black mouth like maggots in a rotting skull.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
But the corries of Lorn; black night on them, and the rain rot!
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
We scraped the rotting black muck out with boards and scrapers, and sent it up on deck.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
The wooden roof is beginning to rot from the top, and here and there has black hollows in its blue color.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
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In poetry:

"All her bright-work green an' spotted,
All her paint-work bleached an' bare,
All her canvas black an' rotted,
An' not a living soul to care."
"Doldrums: One Of Murphy's Yarns" by Cicely Fox Smith
Of course, we won't hear those songs:
the dead lie stretched out underground
and rot like black branches,
deaf, dumb, and blind under the earth.
"Last Will And Testament" by Nazim Hikmet
Turn, my hungers!
For once make a deliberate decision.
There are brains that rot here
like black bananas.
Hearts have grown as flat as dinner plates.
"Flee On Your Donkey" by Anne Sexton
Black monstrous bridges across oily rivers,
Cobwebs of cable to nameless things spun;
Catacomb deeps whose dank chaos delivers
Streams of live foetor that rots in the sun.
"The Cats" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
"Caught and caged in the weedy pool
Beyond the western brink,
Where crewless vessels lie and rot
in waters black as ink.
Torn out again by a sudden storm
Is it the 'Jean', you think?"
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves
They may fight till the buzzards are gorged with their spoil,
Till the harvest grows black as it rots in the soil,
Till the wolves and the catamounts troop from their caves,
And the shark tracks the pirate, the lord of the waves:
"Brother Jonathan's Lament for Sister Caroline" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The non-profit, black community group had been lynched and left hanging to rot from a tree.
Buckeye rot will not be sunken but will be black to brown in color and will have concentric or target shaped rings in the brown area and the fruit is often cracked in the rotted area.
What is this black rot on the bottom of my tomatoes.
We've heard from many other gardeners about their tomatoes that Since we've heard from many gardeners, have a mushy black or brown rot on the bottom.
The black vulture 's featherless head prevents dead and rotting meat from collecting in its feathers.
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