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Black

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

black

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

black

Medspeak-UK
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.

Medspeak-US
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  

black 

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

black

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 : http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/hair_skin_nails/nails.jsp

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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The advice I received during my course was that it wouldn't be too difficult to get work with other blacksmiths, but by the time I graduated, there were just no jobs left to go around.
Three of the blacksmiths involved in making the original panels also returned to the viaduct to create a commemorative plaque which was unveiled by councillor Val Tyler.
Another defendant told an Emirati police sergeant that the blacksmith was the mastermind behind the whole incident.
While manipulating a piece of dough, in a fashion resembling the act of kneading dough, Karam told The Daily Star that "an Arab blacksmith is able to manufacture anything.
The Blacksmith Institute helped locate funding, worked closely with local authorities, and provided technical assistance to assure the cleanup was adequate.
George Savage was a blacksmith in Marcola, where the photos were taken.
No longer is the blacksmith regulated to horseshoes and repairs: today they produce architectural embellishments and public art and here over four hundred color photos illustrate such objects, which appear both in public and in the home.
He or she is the person responsible for that area in terms of hunting, fishing and trapping," says Jack Blacksmith, chairman of the Cree Mineral Exploration Board (CMEB).
A WELL-TO-DO MERCHANT HOLDS THE REINS TO HIS HORSE AS HE TALKS TO A BLACKSMITH .
5 -- 6 -- ran in SAC edition only) Above left, visitors watch as a blacksmith applies the final touches to a horseshoe.
While modern lay readers immediately think of John Deer as the inventor of the steel plow, in reality he began as an indebted blacksmith fleeing debt in new England who set up shop on the Illinois frontier and designed a new plow which began his involvement inventing a wide range of farm equipment.
Its most prominent leader was Evan Roberts, a 26-year-old former miner and blacksmith.