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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of blacken.


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  • The very word blackens before our eyes with necromantic characters -- again we plunge into its gulfs desirous of what we dread -- again, "in pleasure high and turbulent," we climb the cliffs of Cairngorm.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • Quite roughly speaking, as may be deduced from what has already been said on this subject, the luminous flame of acetylene "blackens" a ceiling at about the same rate as a coal-gas burner of the best Welsbach type.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • Next up is Thomasina Miers' roast tomato salsa, from Mexican Food Made Simple, which blackens the tomatoes, garlic and chillies in a searingly hot pan first.

    How to make perfect salsa

  • "But we have a little mouth rinse that blackens their gums and their tongues so that there's no pink inside the mouth, and that stuff tastes disgusting."

    10 Cool Things From The Walking Dead Panel at Comic-Con

  • Our unstable soil gave rise to both Earthquake and Volcano, while LA's smog problem blackens the skies of Blade Runner, Escape From LA and Strange Days.

    LA gets blown up once again in Battle: Los Angeles

  • If a little of the edge fat blackens, that's OK, but don't blacken the protein.

    Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn: How to Grill Great Steakhouse Steaks

  • So as the eastern sky blackens, the distant thunder rumbles, and the first hints of crisp, cool hits air sucked down from the heavens hits my sweat glistened skin I scurry to get home before the show begins.

    First Rains « Cameroon

  • When our attic room at the lake house blackens and we hear our mother clicking down the stairs, my sister says, “Let's play the tickle game.”

    Sisters At The Lake

  • Grill, turning as each side blackens, until they collapse, about 15 minutes.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • A stain from a bottle of India ink he spilled when he was weak still blackens his old desk.

    Shock of Gray


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