black gold

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Examples of black gold in a Sentence

After months of drilling, they finally hit black gold.

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Roberto Cavalli Spring 2017 Look 16 gown, $28,825, robertocavalli.com; Wendy Yue black gold earrings with champagne and white diamonds, $11,330, available on special order at modaoperandi.com; Chair courtesy of Patina Rentals. Christian Oth, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sheer Genius: Bridal's New Sexy," 19 May 2017 Word of Ontario’s oil strike spread black gold fever throughout Canada and beyond. Claudia Capos, BostonGlobe.com, "Black gold fever: Canada celebrates its 160-year oil heritage," 24 Apr. 2018 Without supporting evidence, Putin claimed that $30 trillion worth of black gold lay beneath his country’s portion of the Arctic. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Trump, Putin, and the Race for Arctic Oil," 25 Apr. 2018 This is a great way to turn your unwanted kitchen waste into black gold by leveraging a gardener's best friends: worms. James Jackson, Popular Mechanics, "Create Compost by Building Your Own Worm Box," 12 Mar. 2013 As a result, the oil companies that drilled, shipped and sold black gold reaped billion in profit year after year and continue to do so. Justin Worland, Time, "Even Oil Companies Are Now Saying Climate Change Will Hurt Their Business," 1 Mar. 2018 Crank the valve, shut the pipe and start bailing the black gold out of the Gulf. Harry Sawyers, Popular Mechanics, "How an Oil Rig Blowout Is Like a Clogged Toilet," 30 Apr. 2010 The commander-in-chief calling a pregnant black Gold Star widow a liar in a public feud. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: Google Kicks Off Black History Month," 1 Feb. 2018 So Trump, his patriotic bonafides exposed by his callous treatment of a black Gold Star widow, is now attempting to resurrect one issue that gets his base’s blood pumping: its hatred of black athletes who have something to say. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Trump’s Thirsty Ass Wants His Patriotic Supporters to Remember How Much They Hate the NFL, Please," 23 Oct. 2017

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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