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 Colour.Colours. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Colour, Colours.
 
A man of colour. A negro, or, more strictly speaking, one with negro blood. (See COLOURS.)   1
        “There are three great classes: (1) the pure whites; (2) the people of colour; (3) negroes and mulattoes.”—Edwards: St. Domingo, i.
 


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