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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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4 mm, subulate, dark brown to blackish, very dispersed, marginally entire; blades 14-30 x 3.
Antenna blackish brown with brownish microtomentum; pedicel with short black setae at middle and margin, longest one about 2.
Mesonotum: Dark red-brown to blackish, silver pruinose with red-gold pruinose median band and lateral patches (may also be fairly uniformly red-gold pruinose), macrosetae uniformly black or mixed black and pale yellow, minor setae short blackish (mainly anteriorly) and longish white (mainly posteriorly).
Legs mostly brownish yellow; fore coxa brownish yellow, mid and hind coxae blackish.
7) with more discrete blackish band (not broadened apically) than in conspecific female and in both sexes of M.
But when I returned to campus the next morning, I stared in horror at a blackish stain of dried blood on the red-brick pavement in front of my dormitory--the blood of one of my SDS brothers (we were "brothers" and "sisters," not "comrades") who had been pitilessly beaten.
The face is dark and the back blackish, and it sits higher in the water.
Peregrines can be identified by their finely spotted breast, blackish top of head and black moustache that contrasts with their white face.
Choose from several patina solutions: a verdigris green, blue, burgundy, rust, umber, white, or blackish gray.
Head dark gray; antenna brown, bipectinate; labial palpus short, blackish brown.
6 Hind tibia white distally, clearly contrasting with blackish base and with short white setulae posteriorly (e.