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date: 27 January 2020

‘black's the white of my eye’, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
 Dear Dear, Peter KempPeter Kemp

a sailor's term, now defunct, indicating an indignant rebuttal of a charge of misdemeanour and that all he has just said is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.... ...

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