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 White Lies.White Moon (Knight of the). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
White Moments of Life (The).
The red-letter days or happy moments of life. The Romans used to mark unlucky days, in their calendars, with black chalk, and lucky ones with white chalk; hence Notare diem lactea gemma or alba means to mark a day as a lucky one.   1
        “These, my young friend, these are the white moments of one’s life.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, chap. iii.

 White Lies.White Moon (Knight of the). 


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