black

     

Black is the color of objects that o not emit or reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of light. Sometimes black is described as an "achromatic color", but in practice it can be considered a color, as in expressions like "black cat" or "black paint".

Trivia about black

  • Color of the wool held for the little boy who lives down the lane
  • It's the clothing color favored by Goths, & by Prince Hamlet
  • Coal & crow are shades of this color
  • In most sets of checkers, half the men are red or white & half are this color
  • Raven or jet
  • Religious police called mutawwa don't like women to wear any color but this
  • Henry Ford once said you could buy a Model T in any color as long as it was this
  • To let an image on screen fade out entirely, a director would say, "Go to" this
  • It's the color in the name of a bear, a berry & a bird
  • Jet,Raven
  • Usual color of a chador, the almost all-covering robe worn by Muslim women
  • According to an 1833 description, Poe dressed entirely in this color
  • Higgledy piggledy; it's the color of the hen that lays eggs for gentlemen
  • Originally, ancient Egyptian wigs were this color, a nice contrast to all those white clothes
  • Johnny Cash is known for wearing only this color on stage
  • It's the usual color of a giant panda's ears
  • The patches European women wore on their faces in the 1600s were usually this color
  • The sooty tern is about 16 inches long with a white forehead & is otherwise this color above & white below
  • Although it may have brown streaks, obsidian is primarily this color
  • Color of the beans you'd find in a feijoada, the national dish of Brazil
  • At one point it was fashionable to say "Gray is the new" this; we don't know what the new gray is
  • In Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany:The ____ Forest
  • In Chekhov's "The Seagull", it's the color Masha always wears
  • Hamlet replies to Ophelia, "so long? Nay then let the devil wear" this color, "for I'll have a suit of sables"
  • The 8-ball in pool is primarily this color
  • In four-color process printing, the 4 colors used are cyan, magenta, yellow & this "basic" one
  • They'd like you to "Shake Your Money Maker":The ____ Crowes
  • Color your mood ring turned after it grew old & lost its capacity to change color
  • Tahiti & French Polynesia are famous for pearls of this color
  • The "little" cocktail dress of this color has been in fashion most of the century
  • (Sarah of the Clue Crew is with a cocker spaniel.) In dog shows, some cocker spaniels are ASCOB, which stands for any solid color other than this
  • This color precedes berry, walnut & sheep
  • Humor or market
  • James Ellroy:"The ___ Dahlia"
  • Joan Didion described Jim Morrison as "A 24-year-old...who wore" this color "vinyl pants and no underwear"
  • On a pencil, BBB means triple this
  • In Go, 2 players take turns placing stones of 2 different colors on a board; unlike in chess, this color goes first
  • "Little ___ Book"
  • (Alex: Here's Jeff Probst in South America [Amazon]) The decomposition of organic matter & a low silt content give the Rio Negro this color water, hence its name
  • A color separator produces four negatives: cyan, magenta, yellow & this color
  • Hard to tell, but Frans Hals is said to have used 27 different shades of this--look at the garb of "Adriaen Van Ostade"
  • This color precedes "body" in the name of an object that absorbs all radiant energy falling on it
  • A recent study in Europe determined that pink cars were the safest & cars of this color the most likely to crash
  • In German:Schwarz
  • Of the colors of the Olympic rings
  • In olden medicine & psychology, the spleen was said to produce the melancholy humor, a fluid of this color
  • Melano-
  • The Red and the ___Knight
  • The third horseman, who symbolizes famine, rides a horse of this color