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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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A Rural Society After the Black Death was being printed by the Cambridge University Press at the same time as the much-delayed Agrarian History of England and Wales, 1350-1500.
A few years ago it was the gay community who took a great deal of stick for the spread of Aids, but in the case of the Black Death epidemic it was the Jewish population who were accused - quite undeservedly of course - of spreading the disease through business travel from country to country and money changing, since coins were frequently dropped in vinegar to remove whatever pollution they were thought to contain.
Those that fled brought the Black Death with them to Europe after landing in Messina in Italy.
IF you remain to be convinced the Human Rights Act is one of the greatest disasters to hit this country since the Black Death, read on.
This is the first comprehensive account of the subsistence crisis experienced through much of Europe between 1315 and 1322, which affected communities from Scandinavia to southern France, and, Jordan argues, was a defining moment in the history of later medieval Europe comparable with the Black Death.
Bubonic plague - the disease that may have caused the Black Death plagues in Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages - is transmitted to humans by flea bites or handling sick animals.
In 2003, he was nominated for a writing Emmy for Secrets of the Dead: Mystery of the Black Death.
The Black Death when killed some 25 million people in Europe in the Middle Ages.
The deadliest disease on record was the Black Death of 1347.
The Black Death was a catastrophe which wiped out nearly half the European population, with 20m people dying between 1348 and 1350.
In 1981, van Os proposed a corrective to Meiss' influential study on Tuscan painting surrounding the Black Death, redirecting attention away from changes in style to artistic production.
8 After the Black Death and influenza, what is the third-worst epidemic in terms of human death toll?