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black

mod. without cream or milk. (Said of coffee.) Black coffee, good and hot, please.
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From the lips of the ape-man came a weird, uncanny sound, and in answer to it there leaped from the blackness of the hut's farthermost corner a bolt of fur-clad death.
I think she is young, very young, only a girl," replied the captain of the Minerva, continuing to stare into the blackness that hid the sea.
The blackness seemed suddenly to increase in density, and they stumbled up the beach, feeling their way to the gate.
It was a dark night, and the lights of the motor-cars cut as sharply through the blackness as knives would cut through solid substance.
And then came a sudden rush of blackness and oblivion.
For a full minute the blackness and the blankness endured.
Then naught came up out of the blackness save a heavy panting of some creature struggling sorely for air.
Dunning raised his hand, motioning him back with a gesture of warning; then, lowering the arm, he pointed to the place where the road lost itself in the blackness of the cedar forest.
When it does not control him," he said, rising abruptly and looking out of a window, whence nothing was visible in the blackness of a stormy night.
This I observed, then all was blackness and silence.
And one last picture I have, standing out very clear and bright in the midst of vagueness before and blackness afterward.
And next, after the blackness, I open my eyes in the early dawn to see a Japanese woman, solicitously anxious, bending over me.
I no longer feel in common with you; the very cloud which I see beneath me, the blackness and heaviness at which I laugh--that is your thunder-cloud.
Out in the main attic all was velvet blackness save where the moon flung a path of silver half-way across the floor from the east dormer window.
He started shouting aimlessly to the man he could feel near him in that fiendish blackness, "Is it you, sir?