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black·wash

 (blăk′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
tr.v. black·washed, black·wash·ing, black·wash·es
To bring from concealment; disclose.

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blackwash

(ˈblækˌwɒʃ)
vb (tr)
informal to present (someone or something) in the worst possible light
[C21: coined as an opposite to whitewash]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackwash - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
2.blackwash - a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic soresblackwash - a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
limewater - solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
calomel, mercurous chloride - a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic
3.blackwash - a wash that colors a surface black
wash - a thin coat of water-base paint
Verb1.blackwash - bring (information) out of concealmentblackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
2.blackwash - color with blackwashblackwash - color with blackwash      
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
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"This result sets up Lions, confirms as many believe @AllBlacks getting carried away with their own publicity." Woodward's jibe comes 11 years after his own Lions side was Blackwashed 3-0 by New Zealand.
The Leek also features a stainless steel, BlackWashed handle, secure frame lock and a Tip-Lock slider.
Its 3.25-inch extra-wide blackwashed stainless blade, ergonomic K-Texture grip scales of glass-filled nylon and push-button lock release--to keep your fingers outta the way when closing--will hint at a much higher price.
That was the challenge and we met it." Since that series victory more than a dozen years ago, the Lions have lost narrowly in Australia in 2001 and been 'blackwashed' in New Zealand in 2005.
New Zealand 'blackwashed' them in 1966 and 1983, but not by such demoralising margins of 21-3, 48-18 and 38-19, while the Lions' overall record against the All Blacks now shows just six victories from 38 starts.
New Zealand "blackwashed" them in 1966 and 1983, but not by such demoralising margins of 21-3, 48-18 and 38-19, while the Lions' overall record against the All Blacks now shows just six victories from 38 starts.
New Zealand 'blackwashed' them in 1966 and 1983, but not by such demoralising margins of 21-3, 48-18 and 38-19, while the Lions' general record against New Zealand shows just six victories from 38 starts.