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Black Book

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A book exposing abuses in Church and State, which furnished much material for political reform in the early part of the present century. (See Black Books.)

⁂ Amherst speaks of the Proctor’s black book, and tells us that no one can proceed to a degree whose name is found there. (1726.) It also appears that each regiment keeps a black book or record of ill-behaviour.

Black Book of the Admiralty. An old navy code, said to have been compiled in the reign of Edward III.

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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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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
Black Diamonds
Black Dog
Black Doll (A)
Black Douglas