Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium)
Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium): Believed to tone the female reproductive system, helps prevent threatened miscarriage, contains uterine muscle relaxants.
Blackout Dates: Refers to a date or series of dates on which travel is not available. Can refer to airline, hotel or car rental arrangements.
Blackouts: A particular programming service may not be available in certain areas of the country - usually because of contractual agreements.
Bradshaw Shift: Not to be confused with the Great Vowel Shift, the Bradshaw Shift is a suggested alteration to the order of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, one which differs radically from the manuscript tradit . . . View Full Definition
Blackout: When a regional network TV affiliate is forbidden from showing a local game because it is not sold out.
Brunswick Black Beauty: One of the old time hard rubber balls; very popular in its day.
Blacklist - Public: A list of IP addresses believed to send spam. Public blacklists are created and maintained by third parties; sometimes used by ISPs as another filtering mechanism to block email delivery.
Blackberry Brandy: Blackberry flavored brandy. 70 proof.
Black-Scholes Option-Pricing Model: A model for pricing call options based on arbitrage arguments. Uses the stock price, the exercise price, the risk-free interest rate, the time to expiration, and the expected standard deviat . . . View Full Definition
Blackhole: Term describing what happens to email that is blocked without a bounce response to the sender.
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Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.