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 Black … White.Blacks (The), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blacks.
 
Mutes at funerals, who wore a black cloak; sometimes called the Black Guards.   1
       
I do pray ye
       
To give me leave to live a little longer.
You stand about me like my Blacks.”
       
Beaumont and Fletcher: Mons. Thomas, iii. 1.
 


 Black … White.Blacks (The), 

 
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