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Origin of black-and-blue
Words nearby black-and-blue
Example sentences from the Web for black-and-blue
These would explode, and I was twice hit by the bullets, which left a black-and-blue mark.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
There may be bleeding from the gums, nose, bowels, or black-and-blue spots may be seen upon the legs.The Care and Feeding of Children|L. Emmett Holt
I suppose if the truth was known, Jamie beats yir ma every night of her life to a black-and-blue jelly!The Rosie World|Parker Fillmore
Always it landed on some tender portion of my anatomy, so that my average, written in black-and-blue spots, remained an even 1000.One Third Off|Irvin S. Cobb
Some of the men still suffered from black-and-blue spots, which, however, a little turpentine liniment would have banished.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
British Dictionary definitions for black-and-blue
Idioms and Phrases with black-and-blue
Badly bruised, as in That fall down the stairs left me black and blue all over. Even though multicolored bruises rarely include the color black, this term has been so used since about 1300.