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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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The role of a blacksmith however would very much depend on their location with duties ranging from maintaining weapons and armour of men-at-arms, to making decorative items such as jewellery and ornaments.
THE Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths has been looking after the interests of blacksmiths since the 14th century and is online at www.
We have puppet shows and blacksmith demonstrations," Mathews says of the downtown outlet.
Ordinary shopkeepers as well as professional blacksmiths belonging to far-flung areas and suburbs have rushed to sell these tools in different areas of G-13, I-10 Markaz, Aabpara, Melody, Bhara Kahu and Rawat localities.
Demonstrate Blacksmith techniques and discuss the history of Blacksmithing and the role of a Blacksmith on a large family farm from 1890-1930.
He says his son is a very skilled blacksmith, and has two great women in his life a a daughter and a girlfriend.
For those who think blacksmithing is little more than horse shoes and branding irons, the Blacksmith, Art & Music Festival will really open their eyes to the skill and creativity of these amazing craftspeople," said Ms.
A WARWICKSHIRE College lecturer and blacksmith has won an international award.
Lepton-based Blacksmith Design Consultancy has recruited Missy Shutt-Vine as an account executive.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 2, 2010-Prestige Brands concludes acquisition of Blacksmith Brands Holdings(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
US consumer goods marketer Prestige Brands (NYSE:PBH) said on Monday it had completed the acquisition of Blacksmith Brands, owner of five top consumer over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal brands, for USD190m (EUR136.
A FORMER Merseyside blacksmith is the only "smithy" in the country marking International Blacksmith Day.