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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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uk "I was nervous at first because I'm a blacksmith, not a computer expert, but in fact, once you spend a little time on it, it becomes quite easy.
Ordinary shopkeepers as well as professional blacksmiths belonging to far flung area and suburbs have rushed to sell these tools in different areas of Tarnol, G13, I10 Markaz, Aabpara, Melody, Bhara Kahu, Rawat busy localities.
The wrought iron panels were made by about 60 blacksmiths from across the country at the Forge In event at Kielder Water and Forest Park in 2004.
But, these prospective employees still have the bright-eyed optimism of their younger counterparts at the blacksmith demonstration.
The blacksmith, a reserved occupation, before too long made a reputation.
The officer said the 25-year-old Indian blacksmith, whom the police spotted first, told the cops that he had warned the victims many times not to sell liquor in their area.
Whereas Italian products in Lebanon sell at high prices and usually leave little room for customizability, Karam explained customers could order bed cradles and console tables with personal specifications if they only pay a visit to a traditional blacksmith.
But to everyone he was John y Go, John the Blacksmith, liked by everybody, the always full-of-fun John, blacksmith like his father, a church chorister, and so generous he would give away his last penny.
The Kyrgyz town of Mailuu-Suu is ranked the 3rd in the 2009 World\'s Worst Polluted Places Report produced by New York-based Blacksmith Institute.
Without much effort, investigators from Blacksmith Institute have identified another 22 sites worldwide that are similar to this one.
THE farriery at Warwickshire College's Moreton Morrell campus is the focal point of ITV's Countrywise programme on Thursday, April 30, when students and staff will be shown learning from tutor Michelle Parker, the first female blacksmith to become a liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in its near-700-year history.
The photo showed Marcola blacksmith George Savage riding a cow in 1900.