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black book

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black book a list of people who are out of favor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black book A book compiled in the twelfth century, containing a description of the court of exchequer of England, an official statement of the revenues of the crown, etc.
    • Black book A book containing a black list.
    • Black book A book containing details of the enormities practiced in the English monasteries and religious houses, compiled by order of their visitors under Henry VIII., to hasten their dissolution.
    • Black book A book kept by a single man, containing a list of women whom he calls occasionally for a social date; -- usually used in the phrase little black book.
    • Black book A book kept for the purpose of registering the names of persons liable to censure or punishment, as in the English universities, or the English armies.
    • Black book A book of admiralty law, of the highest authority, compiled in the reign of Edw. III.
    • Black book Any book which treats of necromancy.
    • Black book One of several books of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; -- so called either from the color of the binding, or from the character of the contents.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Black book an official book bound in black, a book recording the names of persons deserving punishment
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Quotations

  • Arnold Palmer
    Arnold Palmer
    “You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blac, blæc, black.

Usage

In literature:

Up and down the worn and dingy carpet, between the walls lined with dull grey and brown and black books, he paced with heavy feet.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
Why is a penny like a black cat at Cole's Book Arcade?
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Aunt had a black dress on also, and her prayer-book was under her arm.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
Cicely was still in their black books.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
Perhaps you know that she's very much in their black books but I didn't.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
The register of entries was called the Black Book.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The tall slender woman with black hair was examining alternately a fashion book and a bunch of samples.
"The Daughter of a Republican" by Bernie Babcock
Next, if you want a legible book, the white should be clear and the black black.
"The Art and Craft of Printing" by William Morris
I presently saw that they were employed in throwing into the black stream a quantity of books which were heaped up on the shore.
"Devil Stories" by Various
Examples: "Black-bird," "note-book," "clever man," "man of Kent," "eminent British painter of marine subjects".
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
And you can search that book until you are black in the face and you won't find a word in there about sabotage.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
Next in the dream-book came a curled black fish, sitting looped up on its tail.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
Half the men who go to her little parties are in their black books; about Zouroff, we have already pretty convincing evidence.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
He drew from his inside coat pocket a slim black book which he opened to the first page.
"Death Makes A Mistake" by P.F. Costello
He is dressed in his sober black, his head resting upon his three books.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
It had a great black desk with many glass-knobbed drawers and a book-rack.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
The man in black took out a little book from his pocket, closely written with long lists of names.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
They are "black books" in the literal sense of the term.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
As he did, Ally reached into Katherine Starr's purse and palmed the small black address book.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
The Sword of Light and the Black Book were in our family till my grandfather's time, then they were stolen by that cursed old hag.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
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In poetry:

"For Tituba, my Indian, saith
At Quasycung she took
The Black Man's godless sacrament
And signed his dreadful book.
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Twelve surly elves were digging graves
Beside black Eden brook;
Eleven dug and stared at me,
But one read in a book.
"The Kelso Road" by Frank Prewett
To believe beyond heart's flare
No fire is, nor in any book proof
Sun hoists soul up after lids fall shut;
So she wills all to the black king.
The worst sloven
"Vanity Fair" by Sylvia Plath
And pierced far down in his soul's crypt unriven
The last black crooked sympathy and shame,
And hailed him with that ringing rainbow name
Erased upon the oldest book in heaven.
"The End Of Fear" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The singers have sung and the builders have builded,
The painters have fashioned their tales of delight;
For what and for whom hath the world’s book been gilded,
When all is for these but the blackness of night?
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris
That I can believe. I hear you crying in your room
While watching traffic, reconciled.
Out in the park, black flowers are in bloom.
I picked some once and pressed them in a book.
You used to look at them, and smile.
"The Doctor Will Return" by Weldon Kees

In news:

How could I not want to read a book that has a smiling black greyhound on the cover even though I detest when people call female dogs " bitches .".
The Trenton Quarterback Club is offering " Grandparent Lines" in the annual Black and Gold Book to grandparents of high school and middle school football players, at a cost of $10.00 per line.
Glendora police are looking for a man dressed all in black with a big Afro and mustache who escaped Tuesday from the station booking cage by squeezing through a 9-inch gap nine feet off the ground.
On the grand scale of Black Friday opening times this year, the 7 am start at Half Price Books stores (two hours earlier than normal) seems on the late side.
The 'Black Moses' of soul put Stax Records on the record books.
A hot dog vendor and three George Washington University bookstore workers ran a black market textbook ring stealing $200,000 worth of books in just one month.
Indian author Joseph's smart new novel, after 2010's PEN/Open Book Award–winning Serious Men, is laced with black humor and keen observations on human nature.
It used to be certains bars or in the little black books of women who ran escort services – now the last place a baseball player wants his name associated with is the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center.
The general code book was bound with a black cover while the padlock book had a brown cover.
The article stated that Barack Obama had given the publishers of his book, "Journeys In Black And White," an author's biography.
His booking photo shows him with a black eye.
White's booking mug shot shows him with a black eye.
A paperback version of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi 's memoir, Iron Man : My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath, will be released December 11 via Da Capo Press/Perseus Books.
A paperback version of Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi 's memoir, Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath, will be released December 11 via Da Capo Press/Perseus Books.
What should you read this weekend USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Jodi Picoult's latest page turner, a memoir by a former Black Panther, and an un-smutty novel called Smut.
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In science:

S.W. Hawking, A brief history of time: from the Big Bang to black holes, (Bantam Books, New York, 1988).
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
To appear as a chapter in the book Artificial Black Holes (World Scientific) edited by M.
Noninertial quantum mechanical fluctuations
The identification of stellar mass black holes with X-ray telescopes in the 1960s” (Dyson 2005, in a book review), but 1972 is the earliest one could possibly claim, and there were doubters for another decade or so.
Astrophysics in 2006
Although, as detailed elsewhere in this book, black holes can generate jets in a wide variety of circumstances, the fundamental physics of black holes can be treated in a unified manner.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
For those who wish for more details or a different perspective, we can recommend several excellent text books and review articles devoted, partially or fully, to black hole accretion disks.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Abramowicz, M.A., Bj¨ornsson, G. and Pringle, J.E., eds., Theory of Black Hole Accretion Disks, Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; New York, 1998). [Google Books].
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Krolik, J.H., Active Galactic Nuclei: From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment, Princeton Series in Astrophysics, (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1999). [Google Books].
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Punsly, B., Black Hole Gravitohydromagnetics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Library, (Springer, Berlin; New York, 2001). [Google Books].
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Above: It was in the writing of our ESRO report3 with Johnny, which later became the first chapters of our book on “Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology”1 that some of the crucial new ideas on the last phases of gravitational collapse leading to a black hole were formulated.
Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts
Motion of a test particle around a black hole is a very old topic of investigation to know the behavior of the gravitational field around black hole(for example [1-3] and any other book on general relativity).
Trajectory around a spherically symmetric non-rotating black hole
At present in all text books on general relativity there is an exhaustive study of the motion of a test particle around the Schwarzchild black hole(see for example [1-3]).
Trajectory around a spherically symmetric non-rotating black hole
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