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Black Act


9 Geo. I. c. 22 is so called, because it was directed against the Waltham deer-stealers, who blackened their faces for disguise, and, under the name of Blacks, appeared in Epping Forest. This Act was repealed in 1827.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bitter End (The)
Bitter as Gall
Black as a Crow (or as a raven);
Black as a Newgate Knocker
Black in the Face
Black is White
Black Act
Black Acts
Black Art
Black Assize
Black Book
Black Books
Black Brunswickers
Black Cap
Black Cattle
Black Cattle

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