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1(A name given to) 10 September 1547, the date of the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, at which the Scottish army was heavily defeated by the English.
2(A name given to) 4 August 1621, the date of the ratification by the Scottish Parliament of the articles of Perth, under which James VI attempted to impose Episcopalian practices on the Church of Scotland, and on which a severe storm occurred.
Late 16th century. From black + Saturday. See also black.
Black Saturday/ˌblak ˈsatədeɪ/
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