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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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Gunmen surrounded the cops, pinning them down with heavy fire at the front of the Black Maria, then moved in.
As other cops arrived, and medics tried to save Detective Superintendent Johnstone, Ross managed to get the bullet-riddled Black Maria started and finally drove it into Duke Street Prison.
He says: "This photograph was taken in 1902 and it shows a black Maria which would be used to transport people who had been arrested to police stations, to court and, if they were convicted, to prison.
ON SHOW: An inspection of officers at Mather Avenue training HQ which was built shortly before the outbreak of World War ll' FLASHBACK A picture of Constable James Henderson taken in 1848' HORSE AND CART: A Black Maria circa 1902' OUT OF UNIFORM: The Wallasey Police life-saving team of 1920' APPEAL: A police van drives through the city seeking information about a murder in the 1960s' HIT SQUAD: A picture of the Liverpool City Police CID Flying Squad of 1955/56.
She often used to be taken off in the Black Maria as I came off school, shouting `your dinner's in the oven, Harry
He turned up, told her it was all about lads and high spirts (double spirits was more accurate) told us to cool it, then beat a retreat as the old girl attacked him with her parasol and demanded a black maria.
The last time a snapper followed Madeley while he was doing a spot of shopping resulted in a rather splendid shot of him being frog-marched out of Tesco's and into the back of a black Maria.
The Black Maria Film and Video Festival makes its Eugene debut Wednesday at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art as part of the Schnitzer Cinema series.
The long arm of the law has reached into the game before and hauled a number of players into court and the other night Plod would have been entitled to have backed his Black Maria on to the Hampden turf and driven off with the guilty.
Residents from the flats, nicknamed The Fort, saw six panda cars and a Black Maria arrive just after midnight on Sunday.
In fact, he will be cuffed, bundled into the Black Maria, and thrown into the dungeon in the bowels of House on The Hill.