Black Stuff

Regional drug slang for heroin
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Upon that, the Indian took a bottle from his bosom, and poured out of it some black stuff, like ink, into the palm of the boy's hand.
August 10th, 18--." Having perused the inscription, I looked down at the form sitting bent and thoughtful just under my eyes, unconscious of the vicinity of any living thing; it was a slim, youthful figure in mourning apparel of the plainest black stuff, with a little simple, black crape bonnet; I felt, as well as saw, who it was; and, moving neither hand nor foot, I stood some moments enjoying the security of conviction.
Frances went into an inner room to take off her bonnet, and she came out a model of frugal neatness, with her well-fitting black stuff dress, so accurately defining her elegant bust and taper waist, with her spotless white collar turned back from a fair and shapely neck, with her plenteous brown hair arranged in smooth bands on her temples, and in a large Grecian plait behind: ornaments she had none--neither brooch, ring, nor ribbon; she did well enough without them --perfection of fit, proportion of form, grace of carriage, agreeably supplied their place.
The nurse led the way--tall, lithe, graceful--attired in her uniform dress of neat black stuff, with plain linen collar and cuffs, and with the scarlet cross of the Geneva Convention embroidered on her left shoulder.
I had brushed my black stuff travelling-dress, prepared my bonnet, gloves, and muff; sought in all my drawers to see that no article was left behind; and now having nothing more to do, I sat down and tried to rest.
While she was near Seth's tall figure, she looked short, but when she had mounted the cart, and was away from all comparison, she seemed above the middle height of woman, though in reality she did not exceed it--an effect which was due to the slimness of her figure and the simple line of her black stuff dress.
When the faithful Lord Steyne arrived in the evening, he found Becky and her companion, who was no other than our friend Briggs, busy cutting, ripping, snipping, and tearing all sorts of black stuffs available for the melancholy occasion.
She found Marie reclining at length upon a lounge, supporting herself on one elbow by pillows, while Jane, who had been out shopping, was displaying before her certain samples of thin black stuffs.
It then goes on to add: "for him it has to be a bag of the black stuff" - a nod to the dark colour of the packaging perhaps, but which, for some, has been taken as a reference to pneumoconiosis, AKA Black Lung, the chronic respiratory complaint which killed thousands of miners in the Valleys.
It then goes on to add: "for him it has to be a bag of the black stuff " - a nod to the dark colour of the packaging perhaps, but which, for some, has been taken as a reference to pneumoconiosis, AKA Black Lung, the chronic respiratory complaint which killed thousands of miners in the Valleys.
Ann-Marie Vaughan, Glasgow A Yes, it was only five episodes written by Alan Bleasdale as a sequel to The Black Stuff. It was screened in October and November 1982 on BBC2.
The company sold 6.3 million MT of the black stuff, a decrease of 4 percent from 6.6 million MT previously.