American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See lampblack.
- n. A preparation, such as a shoe or stove polish, that is used to impart a black color.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A preparation for blacking boots and shoes, usually made of powdered bone-black, spermor linseed-oil, molasses, sour beer or vinegar, oil of vitriol, and copperas. Throughout the middle ages boots were worn of the brown color natural to the leather, or of a dark-red color, not unlike the modern Russia leather. There is mention of blacking as early as the beginning of the seventeenth century.
- n. In leather-working, any one of a number of preparations used in dyeing or staining leather black.
- n. The name given by founders to a black wash, composed of clay, water, and powdered charcoal, with which cores and loam-molds are coated, to give the requisite smoothness to the surfaces which come into contact with the melted metal.
- v. present participle of black.
- n. a preparation, containing lampblack, used to produce a shiny black coating to something
- n. shoe polish
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any preparation for making things black; esp. one for giving a black luster to boots and shoes, or to stoves.
- n. The act or process of making black.
- n. a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
“It was after a lot of headaches and copious administration of minyok rima (Tiger balm) did I suspect that blakeng came from the English word "blacking".”
“- Speedway Motorsports Inc. chairman Bruton Smith proposed the idea of blacking out races in the markets of venues that SMI owns, that do not sell out NASCAR races.”
“Nevertheless, his mission was a success and we are now in possession of numerous files that outline several potential plans for the further "blacking" of Senator Obama.”
“From Monday workers would stage demonstrations, factory occupations and "blacking" actions were being developed against companies that dismissed workers.”
“Had Tom even invented a new kind of blacking, or if Dan had started a newspaper, it might have been encouraging for those among the listeners who were thinking of engaging in similar professions.”
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“I was put to do all sorts of unpleasant work, such as blacking down the rigging, greasing the masts, and helping Dirty Dick to clean the caboose and sweep out the forecastle.”
“That's why, when I was getting into my 5Ks, I'd get through about two miles of them and just start kind of blacking out just from not getting oxygen.”
“As for "blacking" up to resemble Moors, most Moroccans are of a "cafe au lait" hue.”
“Earlier, Italy's government said it planned to rush out new measures such as blacking out hate sites on the Internet to protect politicians following the weekend assault on the prime minister.”
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Tolkien worked in the black section
of the dictionary at one point in his life
Well you're my friend
(it's what you told me)
and can you see
(what's inside of me).
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and many times
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