:Loving you, I could conceive no life sweeter than hers -- to be always near you; to your boots, carry up your coals, scrub your doorstep; always to be working for you, hard and humbly and without thanks.
(British) To boycott something or someone, usually as part of an industrial dispute.
(context, of an object) absorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and colourless.
(context, of a place, etc) without light.
(context, sometimes capitalized) Relating to persons of African descent or (especially in the US) their culture.
(context, Ireland, idiomatic) Overcrowded.
1655, Benjamin Needler, Expository notes, with practical observations; towards the opening of the five first chapters of the first book of Moses called Genesis. London: N. Webb and W. Grantham, page 168.
: ...what a day would that be, when the Ordinances of Jesus Christ should as it were be excommunicated, and cast out of the Church of Christ.
Illegitimate, illegal or disgraced.
1866, The Contemporary Review, London: A. Strahan, page 338.
:Foodstuffs were rationed and, as in other countries in a similar situation, the black market was flourishing.