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Black Russia


Central and Southern Russia is so called from its black soil.

“The winter crops in the whole of European Russia are very good, especially in the black-earth regions. In the government of Northern Russia the condition is less favourable.”—Newspaper paragraph, December, 1893.

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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 Man (The)
Black Maria
Black Monday
Black Money
Black Ox
Black Parliament
Black Prince
Black Republicans
Black Rod
Black Rood of Sootland
Black Russia
Black Saturday
Black Sea
Black Sheep [Kârâ-Koin-loo]
Black Standard
Black Strap
Black Swan
Black-thorn Winter (The)
Black Thursday
Black Tom
Black Watch

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