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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Black  \Black\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blacking}.]  [See  {Black},  a.,  and  cf  {Blacken}.] 
  1.  To  make  black;  to  blacken;  to  soil;  to  sully. 
 
  They  have  their  teeth  blacked,  both  men  and  women, 
  for  they  say  a  dog  hath  his  teeth  white,  therefore 
  they  will  black  theirs  --Hakluyt. 
 
  Sins  which  black  thy  soul.  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  2.  To  make  black  and  shining,  as  boots  or  a  stove,  by 
  applying  blacking  and  then  polishing  with  a  brush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blacking  \Black"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Any  preparation  for  making  things  black;  esp.  one  for 
  giving  a  black  luster  to  boots  and  shoes,  or  to  stoves. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  process  of  making  black. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blacking 
  n  :  a  substance  used  to  produce  a  shiny  protective  surface  on 
  footwear  [syn:  {shoe  polish}] 




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