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- n. One who polishes shoes as an occupation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who polishes shoes; same as bootblack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who cleans and polishes shoes and boots, especially one who makes a living by this.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers
- n. a person who polishes shoes and boots
"Yes -- he's a--" I was going to say "shoeblack," but I stopped myself in time, and said, "a little boy."
There is a boy, perhaps fifteen, pushing a wheelbarrow of small items that are for sale: a single roll of toilet paper, a neat metal disk containing shoeblack, and other soft clear plastic wrappers around fist-sized packages of nuts.
Oh, to miss the sight of her because I was wet through and bedraggled, and had not so much as five sous to give to a shoeblack for removing the least little spot of mud from my boot!
A moment before he had been cursing and swearing at me, and speaking to me as if I had been his shoeblack.
Who would have thought such a nobleman vood turn shoeblack?
He goes to picture-galleries, and is more ignorant about Art than a French shoeblack.
There were pictures of a pauper cabin in Ireland, from which it was pretended I came; others in which I was represented as a lacquey and shoeblack.
Louis could imagine hurling the shoes out the window, but instead, he cleaned them each in turn, smearing a rag in shoeblack and buffing them to a shine.
If Porlock were to marry the daughter of a shoeblack, without a farthing, he would make a mesalliance; but if the daughter of the shoeblack had half a million of money, nobody would dream of saying so.
The shoeblack was again put in requisition to bring five or six strong fellows from the neighbouring public – house; and the last battle of the campaign opened.