Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of bootblack.

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Examples

  • I could definitely see adding bootblacking to my exercise routine.

    Bootblack on Friday

  • (I have to give credit to the ironing joke to Joe, who responded with that when I was telling him about the bootblacking.)

    Bootblack on Friday

  • "He used to run the bootblacking stand in that barber-shop over on Steenth Avenue and Umptyiph Street."

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  • There are numerous opportunities to peddle fruit and small wares at a small wage; messenger and news boys are always in demand, and the bootblacking industry absorbs many of the immigrant class.

    Society Its Origin and Development

  • Bread and butter, and candles and bootblacking, and laundering, and expenses for a baby when you've got one, are all everyday things, aren't they?

    Married Life The True Romance

  • The first year he tried to get an advance of salary, and offered to do anything, "except bootblacking and water-carrying, which latter my chest could not endure at present."

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2

  • The first year he tried to get an advance of salary, and offered to do anything, “except bootblacking and water-carrying, which latter my chest could not endure at present.”

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

  • They have fairly monopolized for a time certain lines into which they entered -- as the small fruit trade, the bootblacking business, and other pursuits.

    Aliens or Americans?

  • An Italian bootblack who already owns several bootblacking establishments in this country, was trained to a beggar's life in

    Aliens or Americans?

  • Each bootblack contestant was judged on offstage interview, speech, image; bootblacking technique, and customer service.

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