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.
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blacking

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

(ˈblæk ɪŋ)

n.
any preparation for producing a black coating or finish, as on shoes or stoves.
[1590–1600]
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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
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Translations

blacking

[ˈblækɪŋ] Nbetún m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blacking

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

[ˈblækɪŋ] n (for shoes, metal) → nero
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References in periodicals archive ?
Robert Toll, in Blacking Up, lists only six such groups, none of which is known to have lasted more than a month.
Along these lines I would argue that Schuyler's best known novel, Black No More, which is devoted to the phenomena of role playing, masquerading, whiting and blacking up in response to America's racial phobias, may be more autobiographical than critics have realized.