black (adj.) Old form(s): blacke
dark-complexioned, swarthy
MA III.i.63[Hero to Ursula, of men] If black ... Nature, drawing of an antic, / Made a foul blot
Oth II.i.130[Desdemona to Iago, of a women] How if she be black and witty? [or: having black hair, brunette]
TG III.i.103[Valentine to Duke, of women] Though ne'er so black, say they have angels' faces
TG IV.iv.153[disguised Julia to Silvia, of Julia] now she is become as black as I
TG V.ii.10[Thurio to Proteus] my face is black
TG V.ii.12[Proteus to Thurio] Black men are pearls in beauteous ladies' eyes
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