American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Magic practiced for evil purposes or in league with supposed evil spirits; witchcraft.
- n. idiomatic Magic derived from evil forces, as distinct from good or benign forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing harm.
- n. the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
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Tolkien worked in the black section
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