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“ It is remarkable that great plagues often spread over the earth precisely at the same time with general crises in the intellectual or moral world; e. g., the plague at Athens and the Peloponnesian war: the plagues under the Antonines and under Decius; the labes inquinaria at the end of the 6th century; the ignis sacer in the 11th; the black death in the 14th, &c.”
“I've never seen the like: those long ranks of red coats simply thundered forward, changing formation as they went, into two hammerheads that engulfed the gates, up went the black death banners, and heedless of the storm of shot that met them those howling devils surged into the city and carried all before them.”
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The bad news: There are possibly tens of thousands of colour collocations in English. The good news is that the pictures retrieved by Wordnik from flickr will probably match the terms this time.
Tolkien worked in the black section
of the dictionary at one point in his life
List title totally stolen from she. Right, the stock entry for this list should be a two-word phrase where one of the words denotes a colour; even better if the expression has some metaphoric value...
Words where 'black' has a negative connotation.
The awareness of this has been more publically discussed since the 60's, however with the 2008 presidental race, I am curious if any of ...
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