black gold

noun

Definition of black gold

Examples of black gold in a Sentence

After months of drilling, they finally hit black gold.
Recent Examples on the Web The brighter outlook for the economy seemed to help oil prices recoup some losses that hit black gold amid the possibility of Iranian oil returning to the market. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The power of the black gold is preached loudly at this stall on Saturdays and Sundays. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Apr. 2021 And without widespread debt relief and financial support, developing countries with sizable fossil fuel reserves will have every incentive to drill for the black gold under their feet. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 18 Mar. 2021 This month, as in every spring, our family will spread wheelbarrow loads of the oldest compost, rendered into a rich mixture gardeners call black gold, atop our flower beds. Danny Heitman, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2021 As the price of black gold soared, Luanda, the capital, became one of the world’s most expensive cities, a place where developers imported palm trees from Miami and melons cost $100 each. The Economist, 20 Feb. 2021 Within a few months, all that matter will be transformed into rich, organic compost—AKA black gold. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 12 Feb. 2021 But scraps can also be recycled into black gold, or free compost for your garden. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 3 Jan. 2021 Bloomberg reports that growth in demand for black gold either has already hit its zenith or nearly there. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of black gold

1910, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2021

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“Black gold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20gold. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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