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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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Head blackish brown with grayish microtomentum; orbital plates subglossy blackish brown with microtomentum; ocellar triangle darkish brown without microtomentum; lunule strap-shaped, darkish gray with black margin.
0 in SL; colour in life generally olive green to yellowish with faint orange stripe between each horizontal scale row; mid-lateral dark stripe often present, broader and more prominent on posterior half of body; dorsal and anal fins with dark submarginal stripe and pale outer margin; dorsal and ventral margins of caudal fin narrowly blackish.
13 mm long, margins densely spinose, spines triangular, straight to retrorse-uncinate, blackish, 0.
Male: Prosoma and opisthosoma dark brownish, dorsally with blackish chevron-like stripes.
Blues become light purple, then dark purple, then fiery red, then back to blackish blue.
On examination, a blackish, ulcerated growth was seen on the right side of the hard palate (figure 1, A).
Other reds and most of the blues, purples, and blackish tints--especially in berries and potatoes--trace to flavonoids called anthocyanins.
For instance, the bottom of the flowing pool is in dark beola (a kind of blackish gneiss).
He nudges the dead hound; its muzzle expels a clot of blood like a well-fleshed blackish strawberry.
Composed of three wings on the east and west elevations, the building is faced with buff-colored limestone above a polished blackish green granite three-story base.
Seen from above, this butterfly is attractive and distinctive, with blackish forewings and iridescent blue-black hind-wings marked by a row of arrowhead-shaped white spots.
What it does: Creates blackish cankers on the trees, most frequently on upper branches, causing leaves to yellow and die