black and white


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

White \White\, n.
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   1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of
      bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all
      colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note
      under Color, n., 1.
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            Finely attired in a of white.         --Shak.
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   2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or
      nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
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   3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery,
      which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at
      which a missile is shot.
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            'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.
                                                  --Shak.
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   4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or
      Caucasian, races of men.
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   5. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
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   6. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies
      belonging to Pieris, and allied genera in which the
      color is usually white. See Cabbage butterfly, under
      Cabbage.
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   Black and white. See under Black.

   Flake white, Paris white, etc. See under Flack,
      Paris, etc.

   White of a seed (Bot.), the albumen. See Albumen, 2.

   White of egg, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds
      the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In
      a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent
      of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater
      portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a
      small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar,
      with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it
      coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it
      contains. --Parr.

   White of the eye (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the
      eye surrounding the transparent cornea.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Black \Black\, n.
   1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest
      color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth
      has a good black.
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            Black is the badge of hell,
            The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. --Shak.
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   2. A black pigment or dye.
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   3. A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or
      shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain
      African races.
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   4. A black garment or dress; as, she wears black; pl. (Obs.)
      Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.
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            Friends weeping, and blacks, and obsequies, and the
            like show death terrible.             --Bacon.
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            That was the full time they used to wear blacks for
            the death of their fathers.           --Sir T.
                                                  North.
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   5. The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest
      by being black.
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            The black or sight of the eye.        --Sir K.
                                                  Digby.
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   6. A stain; a spot; a smooch.
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            Defiling her white lawn of chastity with ugly blacks
            of lust.                              --Rowley.
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   Black and white, writing or print; as, I must have that
      statement in black and white.

   Blue black, a pigment of a blue black color.

   Ivory black, a fine kind of animal charcoal prepared by
      calcining ivory or bones. When ground it is the chief
      ingredient of the ink used in copperplate printing.

   Berlin black. See under Berlin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

black-and-white \black-and-white\, black and white \black and
white\n.
   print or writing, especially the result of the printing
   process.

   Syn: print.
        [WordNet 1.5] black-and-white
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

black-and-white \black-and-white\, black and white \black and
white\adj. (Photography, Imaging; Printing)
   depicted only in black and white colors, or in shades of
   gray; also called monochromatic and monochrome; -- of
   images. Opposite of color or in color, and contrasting
   with polychrome technicolor three-color; as, a
   black-and-white TV; black-and-white film; the movie
   "Schindler's List" was shot in black and white.

   Syn: black and white, monochromatic, monochrome.
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