- n. astronomy a hypothesized white dwarf that has cooled down and no longer emits visible light
“I have read Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Pirate, Peveril of the Peak, and the black dwarf all aloud; we select the novels from the engravings, reading about our favorite heroines first, of course, of the pictures I think Alice Bridgenorth is the most beautiful, though she does not play so conspicuous a part as her face entitles her to.”
“There was also a picture of a showboat called the Delta Maiden, with a black dwarf wearing a checked suit and a straw skimmer, standing on the dock alongside the paddle wheel.”
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