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 for Black rent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita,
     fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give
     back, pay. See Render.]
     1. Income; revenue. See Catel. [Obs.] "Catel had they
        enough and rent." --Chaucer.
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              [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent
              In wine and bordel he dispent.        --Gower.
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              So bought an annual rent or two,
              And liv'd, just as you see I do.      --Pope.
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     2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]
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              Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     3. (Law) A certain periodical profit, whether in money,
        provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and
        tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain
        pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his
        landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the
        lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent
        for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
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     Note: The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation
           for the use of certain personal chattels, as a piano, a
           sewing machine, etc.
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     4. (Polit. Econ.)
        (a) That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the
            landlord for the use of the "original and
            indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the
            return from a given piece of cultivated land over that
            from land of equal area at the "margin of
            cultivation." Called also economic rent, or
            Ricardian rent. Economic rent is due partly to
            differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages
            of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or
            commercial rent less interest on improvements, and
            nearly equivalent to ground rent.
        (b) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential
            advantage for production, as in case of income or
            earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural
            monopoly.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Black rent. See Blackmail, 3.
  
     Forehand rent, rent which is paid in advance; foregift.
  
     Rent arrear, rent in arrears; unpaid rent. --Blackstone.
  
     Rent charge (Law), a rent reserved on a conveyance of land
        in fee simple, or granted out of lands by deed; -- so
        called because, by a covenant or clause in the deed of
        conveyance, the land is charged with a distress for the
        payment of it. --Bouvier.
  
     Rent roll, a list or account of rents or income; a rental.
        
  
     Rent seck (Law), a rent reserved by deed, but without any
        clause of distress; barren rent. A power of distress was
        made incident to rent seck by Statute 4 George II. c. 28.
        
  
     Rent service (Eng. Law), rent reserved out of land held by
        fealty or other corporeal service; -- so called from such
        service being incident to it.
  
     White rent, a quitrent when paid in silver; -- opposed to
        black rent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Black \Black\ (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to
     Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[aum]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k,
     OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not
     akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.]
     1. Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the
        color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark
        color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a
        color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.
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              O night, with hue so black!           --Shak.
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     2. In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in
        darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the
        heavens black with clouds.
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              I spy a black, suspicious, threatening cloud.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness;
        destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked;
        cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible. "This day's black
        fate." "Black villainy." "Arise, black vengeance." "Black
        day." "Black despair." --Shak.
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     4. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen;
        foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.
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     Note: Black is often used in self-explaining compound words;
           as, black-eyed, black-faced, black-haired,
           black-visaged.
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     Black act, the English statute 9 George I, which makes it a
        felony to appear armed in any park or warren, etc., or to
        hunt or steal deer, etc., with the face blackened or
        disguised. Subsequent acts inflicting heavy penalties for
        malicious injuries to cattle and machinery have been
        called black acts.
  
     Black angel (Zool.), a fish of the West Indies and Florida
        ({Holacanthus tricolor), with the head and tail yellow,
        and the middle of the body black.
  
     Black antimony (Chem.), the black sulphide of antimony,
        Sb2S3, used in pyrotechnics, etc.
  
     Black bear (Zool.), the common American bear ({Ursus
        Americanus).
  
     Black beast. See B[^e]te noire.
  
     Black beetle (Zool.), the common large cockroach ({Blatta
        orientalis).
  
     Black bonnet (Zool.), the black-headed bunting ({Embriza
        Sch[oe]niclus) of Europe.
  
     Black canker, a disease in turnips and other crops,
        produced by a species of caterpillar.
  
     Black cat (Zool.), the fisher, a quadruped of North America
        allied to the sable, but larger. See Fisher.
  
     Black cattle, any bovine cattle reared for slaughter, in
        distinction from dairy cattle. [Eng.]
  
     Black cherry. See under Cherry.
  
     Black cockatoo (Zool.), the palm cockatoo. See Cockatoo.
        
  
     Black copper. Same as Melaconite.
  
     Black currant. (Bot.) See Currant.
  
     Black diamond. (Min.) See Carbonado.
  
     Black draught (Med.), a cathartic medicine, composed of
        senna and magnesia.
  
     Black drop (Med.), vinegar of opium; a narcotic preparation
        consisting essentially of a solution of opium in vinegar.
        
  
     Black earth, mold; earth of a dark color. --Woodward.
  
     Black flag, the flag of a pirate, often bearing in white a
        skull and crossbones; a signal of defiance.
  
     Black+flea+(Zool.),+a+flea+beetle+({Haltica+nemorum">Black flea (Zool.), a flea beetle ({Haltica nemorum)
        injurious to turnips.
  
     Black flux, a mixture of carbonate of potash and charcoal,
        obtained by deflagrating tartar with half its weight of
        niter. --Brande & C.
  
     Black Forest [a translation of G. Schwarzwald], a forest in
        Baden and W["u]rtemburg, in Germany; a part of the ancient
        Hercynian forest.
  
     Black game, or Black grouse. (Zool.) See Blackcock,
        Grouse, and Heath grouse.
  
     Black grass (Bot.), a grasslike rush of the species Juncus
        Gerardi, growing on salt marshes, and making good hay.
  
     Black gum (Bot.), an American tree, the tupelo or
        pepperidge. See Tupelo.
  
     Black Hamburg (grape) (Bot.), a sweet and juicy variety of
        dark purple or "black" grape.
  
     Black horse (Zool.), a fish of the Mississippi valley
        ({Cycleptus elongatus), of the sucker family; the
        Missouri sucker.
  
     Black lemur (Zool.), the Lemurniger of Madagascar; the
        acoumbo of the natives.
  
     Black list, a list of persons who are for some reason
        thought deserving of censure or punishment; -- esp. a list
        of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, made
        for the protection of tradesmen or employers. See
        Blacklist, v. t.
  
     Black manganese (Chem.), the black oxide of manganese,
        MnO2.
  
     Black Maria, the close wagon in which prisoners are carried
        to or from jail.
  
     Black martin (Zool.), the chimney swift. See Swift.
  
     Black moss (Bot.), the common so-called long moss of the
        southern United States. See Tillandsia.
  
     Black oak. See under Oak.
  
     Black ocher. See Wad.
  
     Black pigment, a very fine, light carbonaceous substance,
        or lampblack, prepared chiefly for the manufacture of
        printers' ink. It is obtained by burning common coal tar.
        
  
     Black plate, sheet iron before it is tinned. --Knight.
  
     Black quarter, malignant anthrax with engorgement of a
        shoulder or quarter, etc., as of an ox.
  
     Black rat (Zool.), one of the species of rats ({Mus
        rattus), commonly infesting houses.
  
     Black rent. See Blackmail, n., 3.
  
     Black rust, a disease of wheat, in which a black, moist
        matter is deposited in the fissures of the grain.
  
     Black sheep, one in a family or company who is unlike the
        rest, and makes trouble.
  
     Black silver. (Min.) See under Silver.
  
     Black and tan, black mixed or spotted with tan color or
        reddish brown; -- used in describing certain breeds of
        dogs.
  
     Black tea. See under Tea.
  
     Black tin (Mining), tin ore (cassiterite), when dressed,
        stamped and washed, ready for smelting. It is in the form
        of a black powder, like fine sand. --Knight.
  
     Black walnut. See under Walnut.
  
     Black+warrior+(Zool.),+an+American+hawk+({Buteo+Harlani">Black warrior (Zool.), an American hawk ({Buteo Harlani).
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     Syn: Dark; murky; pitchy; inky; somber; dusky; gloomy; swart;
          Cimmerian; ebon; atrocious.
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