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 Black Lists.Black Mail. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Black Looks.
 
Looks of displeasure. To look black. To look displeased. The figure is from black clouds indicative of foul weather.   1
 


 Black Lists.Black Mail. 

 
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