black lad

black lad
   the devil
   The Prince of Darkness entered a house by the chimney in the days of coal fires and soot.
   Also as the black gentleman, man, prince, Sam, spy, etc.:
    The auld black lad may have my saul, if I ken but o' ae MacNab. (Ford, 1891)
    The Black Man would gi'e her power... to kep the butter frae gatherin' in the kirn. (Service, 1890 — a kirn is a churn)

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