Black-a-vised
Black-a-vised \Black"-a-vised`\, a. Dark-visaged; swart. [1913 Webster]

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  • black-a-vised — /blak euh vuyst , vuyzd /, adj. dark complexioned. Also, black a viced /blak euh vuyst /. [1750 60; Scots blackaviced, equiv. to black a vice (one) black of face (BLACK + A3 + obs. vice < MF vis; see VISAGE) + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • black-a-vised — ˈblakəˌvīst, ˌvīzd, ˌvēst adjective also black a viced st Etymology: black (I) + French à vis as to face + English ed : dark complexioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • black-a-vised — adjective Etymology: black + French à vis as to face Date: circa 1758 having a dark complexion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • black-a-vised — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of a complexion tending toward brown or black: bistered, brunet, dark, dusky, swarthy. See COLORS …   English dictionary for students

  • black-a-viced — adjective see black a vised * * * black a viced «BLAK uh VYST», adjective. Dialect. black a vised …   Useful english dictionary

  • dark — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Lacking brightness] Syn. unlighted, unlit, dim, dusky, murky, gloomy, shadowy, somber, cloudy, foggy, sunless, lightless, indistinct, dull, faint, vague, misty, darkish, deep, drab, dingy, obscure, nebulous, shady,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dusky — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Shadowy] Syn. gloomy, shady, murky; see dark 1 , dull 2 . 2. [Dark colored] Syn. dark, swarthy, tawny, swart, ebony, sable, dark complexioned. Syn. dusky suggests a darkness of color or an absence of light, verging on… …   English dictionary for students

  • swarthy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dark, swart, dusky; dark complexioned. See darkness, color. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dark skinned, brown, dusky, tawny, dark hued, dark complexioned. See Synonym Study at dusky . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • brunet — I brunet, brunette (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dark, dark haired, dark complexioned; brown, swarthy. See darkness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. brunette, dark, dark complexioned, tawny, dusky, brown, tanned, swarthy, dark haired …   English dictionary for students

  • bistered — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of a complexion tending toward brown or black: black a vised, brunet, dark, dusky, swarthy. See COLORS …   English dictionary for students

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