Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Black Sheep [Kârâ-Koin-loo].

 Black Sea.Black Standard. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Black Sheep [Kârâ-Koin-loo].
A tribe of Turkomans, so called from their standards. This tribe was extirpated by the White Sheep (q.v.).   1
   A Black Sheep. A disgrace to the family; a mauvais sujet; a workman who will not join in a strike. Black sheep are looked on with dislike by shepherds, and are not so valuable as white ones.   2

 Black Sea.Black Standard. 


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