Black act, the English statute 9 George I, which makes it a felony to appear armed in any park or warren, etc., or to hunt or steal deer, etc., with the face blackened or disguised. Subsequent acts inflicting heavy penalties for malicious injuries to cattle and machinery have been called black acts.Black angel (Zoöl.), a fish of the West Indies and Florida with the head and tail yellow, and the middle of the body black.Black antimony(Chem.), the black sulphide of antimony, Sb2S3, used in pyrotechnics,

Biweekly to Black hole

(Bi"week`ly) a. [Pref. bi- + weekly.] Occurring or appearing once every two weeks; fortnightly.n. A publication issued every two weeks.Bi"week"ly, adv.

(Bi*wreye") v. t. To bewray; to reveal. [Obs.]

(Biz"an*tine) See Byzantine.

(Bi*zarre") a. [F. bizarre odd, fr. Sp. bizarro gallant, brave, liberal, prob. of Basque origin; cf. Basque bizarra beard, whence the meaning manly, brave.] Odd in manner or appearance; fantastic; whimsical; extravagant; grotesque. C. Kingsley.

(Bi*zet") n. [Cf. Bezel.] The upper faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond, which projects from the setting and occupies the zone between the girdle and the table. See Brilliant, n.

(Blab) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blabbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blabbing.] [Cf. OE. blaberen, or Dan. blabbre, G. plappern, Gael. blabaran a stammerer; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. also Blubber, v.] To utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner; to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or discretion. Udall.

And yonder a vile physician blabbing
The case of his patient.

(Blab), v. i. To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales.

She must burst or blab.

(Blab), n. [OE. blabbe.] One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale. "Avoided as a blab." Milton.

For who will open himself to a blab or a babbler.

(Blab"ber) n. A tattler; a telltale.

(Black) a. [OE. blak, AS. blæc; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bläck ink, Dan. blæk, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. blac, E. bleak pallid. 98.]

1. Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.

O night, with hue so black!

2. In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with clouds.

I spy a black, suspicious, threatening cloud.

3. Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness; destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked; cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible. "This day's black fate." "Black villainy." "Arise, black vengeance." "Black day." "Black despair." Shak.

4. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen; foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.

Black is often used in self-explaining compound words; as, black-eyed, black-faced, black-haired, black- visaged.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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