See also:district lying principally in S .
See also:Staffordshire, but extending into
See also:Worcestershire and
See also:Warwickshire, England . This is one of the chief manufacturing centres in the
See also:Kingdom, and the name arises from the effect of numerous collieries and furnaces, which darken the
See also:face of the district., the buildings and the atmosphere .
See also:Coal, ironstone and
See also:clay are
See also:mined in close proximity, and every sort of iron and
See also:steel goods is produced . The district extends 15 M . N.W. from
See also:Birmingham, and includes
See also:Smethwick, West Bromwich,
See also:Wednesbury, Wolverhampton and
See also:Walsall as its most important centres . The ceaseless activity of the Black
See also:Country is most readily realized when it is traversed, or viewed from such an
See also:elevation as Dudley
See also:Hill, at
See also:night, when the glare of furnaces appears in every direction . The district is served by numerous branches of the
See also:Great Western,
See also:London &
See also:North Western, and Midland
See also:railways, and is intersected by canals, which carry a heavy
See also:traffic, and in some places are made to surmount
See also:physical obstacles with remarkable
See also:engineering skill, as in the case of the Castle Hill tunnels at Dudley . Among the numerous branches of
See also:industry there are several characteristic of certain individual centres . Thus, locks are a specialty at-BLACK
See also:FOREST 2I Wolverhampton and Willenhall, and keys at Wednesfield; horses' bits,
See also:harness-fittings and
See also:saddlery at Walsall and Bloxwich, anchors and cables at Tipton,
See also:glass at Smethwick, and nails and chains at Cradley .
BLACK BUCK (Antilope cervicapra)
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