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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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Blacker joins Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy and Jonathan Evans in the scrum-half pool at the Scarlets.
He told the sentencing hearing that Blacker was apologetic for what he's done.
But opening the case for the prosecution at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court, Chloe Fordham told the court that evidence suggested that Mr Blacker's issues with mobility were "nothing that came close" to what he suggested.
Housed in a trailer outside the Alamodome in San Antonio, with cables running underground to deliver the final edits to Turner Broadcasting's truck, Blacker's team--including Google data scientists and engineers, agency partners like Eleven and a sports analyst--used Google software to crunch the numbers on the first half of play.
Since then, Sandra 'Blacker and her son, Ziggy, 19, have been bringing up Crystal's children, Deago and Ameira, in a home that is far too small.
Mr Blacker, from Rochdale, Gtr Manchester - who claimed he inherited his peerage from his father in Ireland - could not be reached for comment.
Michael Ford, the driver of the train, said he saw Mr Blacker walk down to the tracks as his train was approaching the platform.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Blacker drove to Romania, falling in love with its countryside and its people and learning the language.
Fisher (who became chairman of the Eugenics Society's family allowances subcommittee) Darwin conceded that the Society needed to take a stance on the issue, which it did in 1926, although many continued to see family allowances as a dysgenic scheme (Soloway, 1990: 298; Blacker to Gun, 12 June 1933).
Blacker then contrived a dreadful miss as he spooned the ball into the park from three yards out with an empty goal in front of him.
More could have been said about the differences between the two versions of the prophecies, which are greater than Blacker indicates in the introduction (pp.