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 Blacks.Blackacre (Widow). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blacks (The),
 
or “The 7th Dragoon Guards,” or “The Princess Royal’s D. G.” Called blacks from their facings. Nicknames: “The Virgin Mary’s Guard,” “Straw boots,” “Lingoniers,” etc.   1
 


 Blacks.Blackacre (Widow). 

 
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