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a black spot

A long-lasting negative impact of a mistake. Jerry's speeding ticket was a black spot on his driving record that prevented him from getting a job as a delivery man.
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a black spot

a place that is notorious for something, especially a high crime or accident rate.
1992 Radio Times Jonathon Porritt meets the ‘green warriors’ who are spearheading campaigns to clean up some of the world's worst pollution black spots.
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a ˈblack spot

a place where accidents often happen, especially on a road: This junction is a well-known accident black spot.
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Constraint (6) states that if the black spot j is within the coverage of supply location i, [[theta].sub.ij] = 1; otherwise, [[theta].sub.ij] = 0.
YOY GSB morph through pigmentation phases where patterns of black spots unique to individual fish appear against the fish's lighter background.
According to Figure 5, Konaarakbyway crossing serves as a local black spot due to lack of traffic signs and intersection.
O processo de decodificacao do Manual passa por constante aprimoramento e conta hoje com 32 parametros que, ao serem identificados, gera-se uma caracterizacao e tipificacao do Black Spot, que podem ser:
I am very grateful that at least a raised pedestrian crossing was placed on the black spot where a 17-year-old cyclist died earlier this month, however the work isn't done yet.
Climber ruined by curse of black spot 6 I have a beautiful climbing rose but this year it has become infected with black spot and hardly has any leaves left.
* black spot check using the black spot target, NSN 5855-01-305-8524.
The most powerful European agricultural trade union, COPA-COGECA, has called on the European Union to immediately ban citrus fruits from South Africa to the European market because of the black spot disease that affects particularly lemons.
Baghdad (NINA) - MP from the National Alliance-State of Law Coalition, Izzat Al Shahbandar, described the Parliament vote on the Vice President post as a black spot in its history.
They have irregularly shaped borders and a black spot in the middle.
The Captain wishes to avoid his old mates, but soon enough the summons comes--the dreaded Black Spot. The Captain drops dead where he stands, bloodthirsty pirates overwhelm the inn, and Jim and his mother barely escape with their lives.
In this study, black spot parasites of the Phoxinus eos-neogaeus gynogenetic cyprinid complex, in Voyageurs National Park, were used to re-test the Red Queen Hypothesis, which suggest that sexual fish have an advantage over clonal fish regarding parasite loads.
In it he found a full-page ad, a normal looking page of stock quotes--with a large black spot sloppily scrawled over the top of the page.