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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blackball  \Black"ball`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blackballed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Blackballing}.] 
  1.  To  vote  against,  by  putting  a  black  ball  into  a  ballot 
  box;  to  reject  or  exclude,  as  by  voting  against  with  black 
  balls;  to  ostracize. 
 
  He  was  blackballed  at  two  clubs  in  succession. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  To  blacken  (leather,  shoes,  etc.)  with  blacking. 




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