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black-a-vised

[ blak-uh-vahyst, -vahyzd ]
/ ˈblæk əˌvaɪst, -ˌvaɪzd /
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adjective
having a dark complexion.
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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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