American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of bluing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bluing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as
- n. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
- n. a process that makes something blue (or bluish)
“The stock looks like hell, and the blueing is worn off in several spots, but the thing is a killing machine.”
“The blueing is probably about 90% except for the trigger guard and floorplate which have seen better days.”
“The blueing is still 90 - 955 % because with one exsception (a screwed up compass causing me to be lost over night) I cleaned it, each and every time I used it.”
“My blueing is perfect, wood has a few very small dings.”
“And since blueing is the single most important characteristic of blue cheese, you risk shooting yourself in the foot.”
“Since the publication of the Manning Centre study, Ekos has been updating a variety of indicators germane to the question of whether Canadian attitudes are indeed" blueing "-- or becoming more conservative.”
“The smell of Clorox hovered in the Monday morning air and something called "blueing" was put in the rinse water to conquer yellowing.”
“Every cake of indigo used for 'blueing' our post-demy is taken from a batch supplied by the same maker.”
“Contact you dream? you listen? spoken word? al degenova | the blueing hours”
“A large part of the blueing of Virginia has come with strong religious campaign rhetoric from candidates, like Kaine and Obama, who are comfortable speaking to religious voters.”
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