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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To blacken; also, to defile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any black fluid substance, as black ink, blacking for leather, or black grease.
  • n. Soot; smut.
  • n. A black man.
  • n. A local English name of the coalfish, Pollachius virens.

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