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Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.


(blak) reflecting no light or true color; of the darkest hue.


A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has Black ethnic lineage, which includes, but is not limited to, British Blacks, regardless of where they were raised or educated.

A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African American, or Negro," or provide written entries such as Afro American, Kenyan, Nigerian or Haitian.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  


A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.


1. without color, at the opposite end of the spectrum to white; the color of soot.
2. a universally accepted coat color. In horses, solid black with no pattern in it, the muzzle is black, and there may be white markings on the lower limbs and the head.

Patient discussion about black

Q. Why would your poop be black?

A. If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at :

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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So, if the Black Sheep Gathering is about the past, it isn't blind to the future.
Before They Were the Black Sheep is a well-documented account, providing a behind-the-scenes history of the "Greatest Generation" and the "citizen warriors" who offered their lives at numerous battles in faraway lands.
TASTEFUL: A brewery assistant checks the progress of beer at Black Sheep Brewery in Wensleydale.
Black Sheep ales are brewed in Masham, a dale or two "across there", and are recognised as the Official Beer of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Hartley's Brewery in Ulverston also ceased production around this time and the Black Sheep scavenging operation continued.
BLACK SHEEP organisers dealt Honley the toughest possible start to this year's Yorkshire Champions Trophy when they were drawn out to play Wrenthorpe in Wakefield in the first round.
John's black sheep brother Deel (Josh Lucas) had something to do with the mom, too.
There is a black sheep in every flock," says Proverbs.
BLACK SHEEP (Cert 15) Black Sheep is a blood-drenched hoot, putting a ghoulish spin on 'ram-raiding'.
Icon Film Distribution Announce BLACK SHEEP Will Have its UK Premiere as the Opening Night of FILM4 FrightFest on the 23rd August at the Odeon West End
In "Healing The Hurting Soul: A Survival Manual For The Black Sheep In Every Family", Louis Wynne argues that there is a rational alternative to using dangerous chemicals to control or influence unwanted behaviors.