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 Black is White. (See SWEAR.)Black Acts. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Black Act.
 
9 Geo. I. c. 22 is so called, because it was directed against the Waltham deer-stealers, who blackened their faces for disguise, and, under the name of Blacks, appeared in Epping Forest. This Act was repealed in 1827.   1
 


 Black is White. (See SWEAR.)Black Acts. 

 
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