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Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  
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A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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The Cardiff Police Black Maria that was used to tranport rock stars such as The Beatles and the Rolling Stones safely to gigs in the city in the 1960s.
Like Edison's Black Maria, where the immediacy of live performance was atomized into the Kinetoscope's tiny, infinitely repeatable moving images, this show's spatial and temporal play shifted the notion of the event itself.
Raymundo excitedly shared the good news during the viewing of the song's music video on September 14 at the Black Maria Cinema in Mandaluyong City with his family and friends from the media in attendance.
The transport lorry also called 'Black Maria' was escorted by two police outriders and one police patrol car as the convoy departed the compound towards Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim at around 4.45pm.
2.42 (480m): Cant Say Aword, Black Maria, Shellam Annie, Coolykereen Qual, Target Velvet, Canny Bluebury.
He was glad that screenings of indie movies 'are no longer limited during local festival runs.' Nebrida then cited similar movie theaters like Cinema Centenario on Maginhawa street in Quezon City, and Black Maria Cinema in Mandaluyong City.
The 18 second long clip - which you can see on YouTube - was directed by William Heise for Thomas Edison who was working at the Black Maria studios in New Jersey.
I rang in for the Black Maria and we drew some stares from shocked motorists.
A volley of four-letter words and a snobbish euphemism in place of the prosaic word 'policeman' will magic up a Black Maria in no time.
The Black Maria Film and Video Festival returns for second year to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at 7 p.m.
The three men gladly escorted the police to a Black Maria van and talked about the strange apparition throughout the rest of the journey.
They also drove the Black Maria detention wagon and the ambulances.