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Verb1.blacklead - cover with graphite
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
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They discover that they love Mary Ann at the precise moment when that faithful domestic is blackleading the stove, and nothing will relieve their feelings but to embrace her then and there.
Already at the clatter of the shop bell Mrs Neale, blackleading the parlour grate, had looked through the door, and rising from her knees had gone, aproned, and grimy with everlasting toll, to tell Mrs Verloc in the kitchen that "there was the master come back."
In fact, I think the reality of commitment to such wifely duties discouraged her from the idea of marriage for years to come, when really I was only trying to point out the fact that women could look so chic and sexily elegant even after a day's work blackleading the grate, as the ad suggested.