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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crude acetate of iron prepared from scrap-iron and crude acetic acid, very generally used in dyeing as a mordant instead of green copperas.


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  • Senators Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley are trying to end the American black-liquor subsidy ahead of its scheduled expiration on December 31.

    The Black Liquor War

  • The first number is the amount of black-liquor credits reported, the second is 2009 net income:

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  • The $6.5 billion in controversial black-liquor credits earned in 2009 by 21 publicly traded pulp and paper companies was far more than their total profit for the year.

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  • In the 12 days since that was published, the black-liquor silliness in Washington has gotten even worse, with Republicans joining the shell game.

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  • The industry didn't specifically lobby for the black-liquor provision in the 2005 highway bill, or the extension in the 2007 energy bill.

    Watts Up With That?

  • Indeed, owing to the black-liquor controversy, Congress may not renew the 50-cent credit, which is scheduled to expire at the end of this year.

    Watts Up With That?

  • Although some would see this as budgetary sleight-of-hand, on grounds the EPA would have saved the $24 billion anyway, critics of black-liquor incentives called it a victory.

    Watts Up With That?

  • The black-liquor maneuvers are just the latest examples of the paper industry's growing prowess at cashing in on federal subsidies designed to promote the development of new kinds of fuels.

    Watts Up With That?

  • 2009, In fact, three recipients - Weyerhaeuser, NewPage, and Sappi - together lost $1.1 billion last year despite receiving nearly $800 million from the black-liquor program that expired on Dec. 31.

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