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Black Acts

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Acts of the Scottish Parliament between the accession of James I. and the year 1587; so called because they were printed in black characters.

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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 as Gall
Bittock
Biz
Black
Black
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-balled
Black Book
Black Books
Black Brunswickers
Black Cap
Black Cattle
Black Cattle
Black Death