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Variant of bluing.


(ˈbluːɪŋ) or


1. (Dyeing) a blue material, such as indigo, used in laundering to counteract yellowing
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) the formation of a film of blue oxide on a steel surface


or blue•ing

(ˈblu ɪŋ)

a substance, as indigo, used to whiten clothes or give them a bluish tinge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blueing - used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
2.blueing - a process that makes something blue (or bluish)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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This caplock was finished with BC's standard stock and blueing kits and the browning compound bought separately.
This actually was harder than putting a Best Quality finish on, because the old formula of plastic had to be made again, and some of the chemicals in the original blueing compound are banned from use today.
They need to look out for each other and be alert to any signs of an overdose, such as lack of consciousness, shallow or no breathing, 'snoring', and blueing of the lips and fingertips.
Many rifles that circulate within the industry have been carried a lot over the years, resulting in much of the metal's blueing and the stock finish largely wearing off, yet the rifle itself can still be perfectly mechanically sound.
You can also use hydrangea blueing compounds to help keep them blue, but this will only work in acid soils.
It's presumably due to the blueing of hazes and low clouds near any limb, combined with the effect of an unusually dark background, rather than some chemical peculiarity of the cloud itself.
The memory of two specific birds I shot with that gun live in its checkered grip and battered blueing.
If you don't have the right soil, then the best way to ensure ideal conditions is in a container where you can control soil condition by buying acidic compost and occasionally topping up with aluminium sulphate, sometimes known as hydrangea blueing compound.
Dust, plus gun oil, makes a lapping compound that'll kill your blueing and melt edges on stainless
When the mixed liquid was slightly blueing, the reaction was then maintained for 15 min.
2011) or by spectral blueing with relative success (Kazemeini at al.
Nobody gave her anything and day after day, she would be in the brewus maiding and dollying, blueing and rinsing and making sure that her own kids wore clothes that were as spotless as were those she cleaned for the better off.