Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.
In the Western World, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, power, violence, evil, and elegance.
Other articles related to "black":
... In the United States, "Black Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November) is traditionally the busiest shopping day of ... Later an alternative explanation began to be offered that "Black Friday" indicates the point in the year that retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black ... "In the black" means profitable ...
... Tolkien's doubly artificial language the Black Speech ... quickly became prominent within the early Norwegian black metal scene ... is considered one of the most influential acts in black metal in Metal A Headbanger's Journey, director Sam Dunn described Vikernes as "the most notorious metal musician of all time" ...
... once it achieves a stable condition after formation, a black hole has only three independent physical properties mass, charge, and angular momentum ... Any two black holes that share the same values for these properties, or parameters, are indistinguishable according to classical (i.e ... because they are visible from outside a black hole ...
... The story is about a black railroad worker, who falls in love with a black school teacher, who is the town’s preacher’s daughter ... But a Man is one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country” ...
... and may be red, yellow, brown, green or black ... The recognized varieties are topazolite (yellow or green), demantoid (green) and melanite (black) ... Topazolite is a golden-yellow variety and melanite is a black variety ...
Famous quotes containing the word black:
“In families children tend to take on stock roles, as if there were hats hung up in some secret place, visible only to the children. Each succeeding child selects a hat and takes on that role: the good child, the black sheep, the clown, and so forth.”
—Ellen Galinsky (20th century)
“Lo, thus, as prostrate, In the dust I write
My hearts deep languor and my souls sad tears.
Yet why evoke the spectres of black night
To blot the sunshine of exultant years?”
—James Thomson (18341882)
“Im a prodigal son. The black sheep of a white flock. I shall die on the gallows.”
—William A. Drake (19001965)