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black-a-vised

[blak-uh-vahyst, -vahyzd] /ˈblæk əˌvaɪst, -ˌvaɪzd/
adjective
1.
having a dark complexion.
Also, black-a-viced
[blak-uh-vahyst] /ˈblæk əˌvaɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of black-a-vised
1750-1760
1750-60; Scots blackaviced, equivalent to black a vice (one) black of face (black + a3 + obsolete vice < Middle French vis; see visage) + -ed3
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