blacking


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black·ing

 (blăk′ĭng)
n.
1. See lampblack.
2. A preparation, such as a shoe or stove polish, that is used to impart a black color.

blacking

(ˈblækɪŋ)
n
(Dyeing) any preparation, esp one containing lampblack, for giving a black finish to shoes, metals, etc

black•ing

(ˈblæk ɪŋ)

n.
any preparation for producing a black coating or finish, as on shoes or stoves.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blacking - a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwearblacking - a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
polish - a preparation used in polishing
Translations

blacking

[ˈblækɪŋ] Nbetún m

blacking

n
(for shoes) → schwarze (Schuh)wichse; (for stoves) → Ofenschwärze f
(Brit) (by trade union) → Bestreikung f; (of goods)Boykottierung f

blacking

[ˈblækɪŋ] n (for shoes, metal) → nero
References in classic literature ?
From such things as feet, knuckles, hide clippings, and sinews came such strange and unlikely products as gelatin, isinglass, and phosphorus, bone black, shoe blacking, and bone oil.
It was his only room, I saw; for there was a sofa-bedstead in it, and his blacking-brushes and blacking were among his books - on the top shelf, behind a dictionary.
Why, yes, Sir," said Joe, "me and Wopsle went off straight to look at the Blacking Ware'us.