White Witch

(A). A cunning fellow; one knowing in white art in contradistinction to black art.

“Two or three years past there came to these parts one ... what the vulgar call a white witch, a cunning man, and such like.” — Sir W. Scott: Kenilworth, chap. ix.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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