"go black"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Aug 18 18:26:28 UTC 2008

OED doesn't seem to notice "black" in the sense "the figurative color of sudden oblivion, obliviousness, or unconsciousness":
1930 "Anon." [?John Jacob Niles] _One Woman's War_ (N.Y.: Macauley) 143: I rushed into his arms and when he hugged me everything went black. It was very beautiful.

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