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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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Alan Blacker hit the headlines last year when Judge David Wynn Morgan accused him of looking like a Harry Potter character for wearing ceremonial St John Ambulance medals on his barrister's gown at a Cardiff Crown Court trial.
Part of Blacker Road has been a oneway system for some time to ease traffic flow and there are already double yellow lines on stretches of it.
Mr Blacker also served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Germany and the Second Battalion Black Watch, where he was a senior non-commissioned officer.
LJudge David Wynn Morgan reprimanded Mr Blacker after he turned up at Cardiff Crown Court in August with his black legal robes decorated with ribbons he claimed to have been awarded by St John Ambulance.
Blacker," Gottlieb said, "but only on the condition that she publicly apologizes for her action, promises not to do it again, and that she makes a contribution equal to or in excess of her I-594 donation, to LifeWire, a Bellevue-based domestic violence organization.
Legal advocate Alan Blacker was told he "looked like something out of Harry Potter" by David Wynn Morgan when he arrived to defend a client in Cardiff.
Defenseman Jesse Blacker scored the only goal on the power play in overtime for the Admirals (21-13-1-5).
I wish to thank the RCCC Chair, Mr Peter Blacker, and Council members for their tireless work in consulting with communities.
Jewson team-mates Steve Knight and Phil Blacker came in second and third to complete the podium places dominated by the host club.
PENSIONER Iris Blacker says she has been left in a spot of bother after new doors were fitted to her porch.
Dad-of-two David Blacker, aged 53, died from multiple injuries at Selly Oak Hospital after the incident at Sutton Coldfield station shortly after 6.