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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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Resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur help break down blackheads and whiteheads.
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Blackhead, or histomoniasis, is caused by a microscopic parasite which attacks the birds' livers.
The disease, known as blackhead, kills infected turkeys within a week and is currently untreatable.
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Although there are 3,000 species of worms worldwide, only certain types of worms including the Blackhead and Lobworm are suitable for angling.
So good you're perfectly happy to have something on display in your bathroom that says BLACKHEAD on it in massive, orange letters.
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There is nothing like Kit and the Widow on earth - even Elisabeth Schwarzkop the opera singer, will never be the same again now they have turned her into Betty Blackhead.
If the blocked pore is closed, it forms a whitehead; if the pore is open, it forms a blackhead.
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