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black and white

1. Literally, lacking bright colors, as of a monochromatic image. In what decade did color movies start to replace black and white ones?
2. Of the utmost clarity; clearly defined or differentiated; without any room for confusion, ambiguity, or discrepancy. Love isn't always black and white, you know. You have to accept that there are many gray areas in relationships. Don't debate me about it. The rules are black and white, and you broke them.
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black

mod. without cream or milk. (Said of coffee.) Black coffee, good and hot, please.
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8): head brownish dorsally, grading to whitish ventrally; operculum with blackish stripe crossing uppermost portion with silvery patch immediately below; light brown on back, grading to whitish ventrally; each scale of side with thin brown margins imparting overall network appearance; blackish mid-lateral stripe on side from pectoral-fin base to caudal-fin base, poorly developed and interrupted on anterior half, but distinctly wider (covering up to 3 scales) on posterior half; second dorsal, anal, pelvic and caudal fins generally dusky grey with blackish sub-marginal stripe (more prominent on dorsal fin) and narrow whitish margin on dorsal and anal; caudal fin with narrow, blackish upper and lower margins; pectoral fins translucent.
On examination, a single blackish mass was seen in the right nasal cavity.
However, it is known as `black tea' in the West because the tea leaves appear blackish after fermentation.
The robbers were both aged around 24 or 25 and were about 175 centimeters tall, wearing blackish clothing, the police said.
If the tips of your Box develop blackish mould-like spots and then become straw coloured, even a year or two later - especially where it has been hard pruned back - you're in trouble.
Generally, the fruits are not eaten until they are dead ripe on the tree and the outer skin begins to turn blackish.
Deep, dark and blackish purple with a wonderful fresh and floral nose that positively leaps from the glass.
Tenders are invited for Sulphonated ashphalt blackish brown grey powder shale stabilizer packed in 25 kgs moisture proof airtight bags other technical details given in annexure g
Survivor" host Jeff Probst , "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Adrienne Maloof, and young actors Nolan Gould from ABC's " Modern Family ," star of NBC's " About a Boy " Benjamin Stockham , Yara Shahidi from ABC's " Blackish ," and "The Hunger Games'" Willow Shields also showed their support for a world where no child has AIDS.
The blood on his head and the floor had clotted and turned blackish while he lay motionless on the floor.
Look for dark brown/ blackish round patches on the leaves and stems, often surrounded by a pale halo.
It is distinguished from congeners by a combination of the bright red body colour, dark brown to blackish dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins, and relatively deep body (to at least 42.
ptilorhizon has rhizome scales that are smaller and less dense than the hybrid, and scales have a blackish central portion and a narrower pale margin; blades that are relatively narrower and pinnatisect; pinnae that are lanceolate to narrowly deltate; fewer series of areoles and sori; and spores that are yellow and regularly ellipsoidal.
Palpi, mandible (except for blackish teeth), scape and pedicel of antenna, lower half of clypeus, tegula and legs yellow.