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Blackness


BLACK'NESS, noun The quality of being black; black color; darkness; atrociousness or enormity in wickedness.

BLACK'-PUDDING, noun A kind of food made of blood and grain.

BLACK'-ROD, noun [black and rod.] In England, the usher belonging to the order of the garter; so called from the black rod which he carries. He is of the king's chamber and usher of Parliament.

BLACK-ROW GRAINS, noun A species of iron stone or ore, found in the mines about Dudley in Staffordshire, England.