- having a dark complexion.
Origin of black-a-vised
Examples from the Web for black-a-vised
Historical Examples of black-a-vised
"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
He and his black-a-vised kinfolk had little to do with the villagers, and the village had even less to do with them.Masters of the Guild