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- n. a hypothesized white dwarf that has cooled down and no longer emits visible light
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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.