from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bad shilling or other base silver coin.
- n. Hypochondria; the blues.
- n. A general name for the debased and counterfeit subsidiary coinage current in the British West Indies.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I call my black-dog monster the Cloud of Gloom, but “fog” is actually a better description.
Tuning her out, Faulwell reflected on the real reason for his black-dog mood.
One of the most infamous of all black-dog encounters in the British Isles occurred at St. Mary's Church, Bungay, Suffolk, on the morning of Sunday, August 4, 1577, when an immense and veritable spectral hound from hell materialized within the church during a powerful thunderstorm and mercilessly tore into the terrified congregation with its huge fangs and razor-sharp claws.
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