Black wash

Black´ wash`

n.1.(Med.) A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.
2.A wash that blackens, as opposed to whitewash; hence, figuratively, calumny.
To remove as far as he can the modern layers of black wash, and let the man himself, fair or foul, be seen.
- C. Kingsley.
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