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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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Equally, it's unclear why Britain's worst taste of the plague, the Black Death, finally stopped killing people in the 14th century, although Wagner suggests: "There could have been some resistance developing in humans, although that's not clear, or it could just be that because it killed so many people, there were fewer people around, so there was less contact between individuals and less ability to spread from human to human.
Most historians agree that the Black Death killed between 30-45 per cent of the population between 1348-50.
But scientists say that modern antibiotics make a global outbreak like the Black Death unlikely.
He studied reports of archeologic excavations and reviewed poems, medieval bestiaries, and paintings and concluded that these rats were scarce during the Black Death era.
Indeed, Byrne for Greenwood Press The Black Death (2004) with a large measure of success, and the same publisher has commissioned him to recast this historical event for its "Daily Life Through History" Series.
Physical infirmities greatly raised the risk of dying for Danes unexposed to the Black Death, the scientists report in the Feb.
The city Oberhochwald suffered more than depopulation due to the Black Death.
Known as the Black Death, the bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged the Medieval Muslim and Christian worlds affected individuals at all levels of society.
A pandemic on the scale of the Black Death could have a quite favorable impact on the region's superinflated housing prices, making it possible for survivors to purchase the nice little two-bedroom home they can't get their hands on now.
The Black Death or bubonic plague which devastated Asia, the Middle East and Europe in the fourteenth century was 'the greatest natural disaster in human history'.
The Black Death (0761416331), Smallpox In The New World (0761416374), The 1918 Influenza Pandemic (0761416366), The Battle Against Polio (0761416358) and Cholera: Curse Of The 19th Century (0761416-34X) each receive almost seventy pages of facts both medical and social, offset by color photos and illustrations throughout.