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  • n. Plural form of black.
  • n. A kind of ink in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape and the residue of the wine press.
  • n. Soot flying in the air.
  • n. Black garments, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The name of a kind of in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape, and residue of the wine press.
  • n.pl. Soot flying in the air.
  • n.pl. Black garments, etc. See Black, n., 4.

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  • But one word to business, Jack. Whom dealtest thou with for thy blacks?-- Wert thou well used?-- I shall want a plaguy parcel of them. For I intend to make every soul of the family mourn-- Outside, if not in.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    January 1, 2008

  • Also: clothing for mourning.

    January 1, 2008