black-a-vised

[ blak-uh-vahyst, -vahyzd ]
/ ˈblæk əˌvaɪst, -ˌvaɪzd /
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adjective

having a dark complexion.

Nearby words

  1. black witch,
  2. black, hugo,
  3. black, hugo lafayette,
  4. black, james,
  5. black, joseph,
  6. black-and-blue,
  7. black-and-tan,
  8. black-and-tan terrier,
  9. black-and-white,
  10. black-backed gull

Also black-a-viced [blak-uh-vahyst] /ˈblæk əˌvaɪst/.

Origin of black-a-vised

1750–60; Scots blackaviced, equivalent to black a vice (one) black of face (black + a3 + obsolete vice < Middle French vis; see visage) + -ed3

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Examples from the Web for black-a-vised

  • He and his black-a-vised kinfolk had little to do with the villagers, and the village had even less to do with them.

  • "I misjudged that black-a-vised fellow," said Ichabod to Lantrim.

  • They were a black-a-vised, ill-favored pair, these miners upon whose hospitality fate had thrown them.

    The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine