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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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However after he had been attacked by judge Wynn Morgan, Mr Blacker said outside the court: "My medals were awarded to me - they may be for voluntary medical service but they bear the face of the Queen.
Like the rest of us, Blacker would be delighted to see Frankel flash his brazen power on the Tuesday in the Queen Anne before Black Caviar unleashes her ruthless controlled aggression against Europe's best sprinters four days later in the Diamond Jubilee.
Michael Ford, the driver of the train, said he saw Mr Blacker walk down to the tracks as his train was approaching the platform.
This it repeated in 1926, 1929 and 1937 (Soloway, 1990: 295-7; 'Eugenics and Family Allowances'; Blacker to Hubback, 5 July 1937).
Mr Blacker, who farmed at Newton on Ouse near York and was a very active member of the NFU Shipton Branch, was a member of the NFU Sugar Beet committee for over 20 years, vice chairman for nearly 15 of those and was elected chairman in 2002.
Analysts are into physics and modeling phenomena, and they want to spend a far lesser proportion of their time sitting in front of the computer messing with geometry," Blacker said.
Black Panel" reproduces blacker blacks thanks to Pioneer's newly developed "Crystal Emissive Layer".
The blacker the college, the sweeter the knowledge: In 1988, Judith Boswell Griffie wrote an inspirational letter to her daughter, Kelly, then a student at Prairie View A&M University.
A carved quality in many of the great concrete buildings is emphasized by strong sun which makes surfaces glare and shadowed openings even blacker, as in Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz' Light Athletics Stadium (1994), a landmark feature of punctured and tilted concrete surfaces near Madrid's airport.
Mother-of-three Mrs June Blacker lay helpless on the operating table as she felt a surgeon's scalpel cut into her stomach.
Coit Blacker has produced a compact and very readable book that reviews the turbulent changes in Soviet foreign and security policy under Gorbachev.
in Online and Print, today named Liz Sarachek Blacker as Publisher of Vista Magazine, impreMedia's dual language magazine now in its 25th year.