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black witch

See under witch moth.

witch moth

any of several large noctuid moths of the genus Erebus, especially the blackish E. odora (black witch) of Central and North America. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The black witch exercises the most potent magic; the white witch being vastly inferior in power.

    Drolls From Shadowland J. H. Pearce
  • He was regarded by the people as a white witch, whilst the witch of Fraddam was a black witch and his antithesis.

  • Ay,” grunted his companion, “and be damned for your pains if she be no better than a black witch.

    The Proud Prince Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • It is true that the oak-tree is a black witch so far as lightning is concerned and that the beech and alder are white witches.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men

    Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • Now as all Cornish folks know, there is a difference between a white witch and a black witch.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • The devil gave him a black witch for a wife; and these two demon daughters are their mystical progeny.

    Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw

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