American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various coloring agents used to counteract the yellowing of laundered fabrics.
- n. A rinsing agent used to give a silver tint to gray or graying hair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making blue; specifically, the process of giving a blue color to iron and other metals by heating.
- n. A blue tint given to iron by boiling in a bath of hyposulphite of soda and acetate of lead.
- n. The indigo, soluble Prussian blue, or other material, used in the laundry to give a bluish tint to linen. Also spelled blueing.
- n. A disease of pine timber which causes it to assume a blue color. It is due to the pyrenomycetous fungus, Ceratostomella pilifera.
- v. present participle of blue.
- n. A substance used in laundry to whiten clothes; blue
- n. Any of several processes to protect steel against rust
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of rendering blue.
- n. Something, as indigo or other preparations, used to give a bluish tint, especially to white clothing when being washed.
- n. a process that makes something blue (or bluish)
- n. used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
- blue + -ing (Wiktionary)
“Someone had mentioned in a previous post that the bluing is actually a spray on coating - not sure about that.”
“WIth a $50 coat of teflon, it may be my next working rifle for high end work (the bluing is thin).”
“All Answers from Sourdough Dave wrote 3 weeks 6 days ago bluing is a controlled oxidation of the steel so the surface has a bluish luster and by already being oxidized prevents that other form of oxidation called rust.”
“Most of the bluing is worn from the barrel and the bold handle is slivery but it's still a tack driver.”
“The bluing is gone; case color on the lever is gone.”
“The bluing is the same, as is the stock color and finish.”
“If your rifle's open sights are getting dull, use an emery cloth to remove bluing from the top of the front sight.”
“In fact, I'd say they are indespensible to the "bluing" of our state.”
“(emptyings, yeast) or baking powder; about "bluing" and starching and crimping, and similar matters.”
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