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

  Berlin \Ber"lin\, n. [The capital of Germany]
     1. A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind
        the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th
        century, at Berlin.
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     2. Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called
        also Berlin wool.
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     Berlin black, a black varnish, drying with almost a dead
        surface; -- used for coating the better kinds of ironware.
     Berlin blue, Prussian blue. --Ure.
     Berlin green, a complex cyanide of iron, used as a green
        dye, and similar to Prussian blue.
     Berlin iron, a very fusible variety of cast iron, from
        which figures and other delicate articles are
        manufactured. These are often stained or lacquered in
        imitation of bronze.
     Berlin shop, a shop for the sale of worsted embroidery and
        the materials for such work.
     Berlin work, worsted embroidery.
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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.
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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.
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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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