shoeblacking

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shoeblacking

[ˈʃuːˌblækɪŋ] Nbetún m, lustre m (LAm)
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Meanwhile, Charles, aged just 12, was sent to work in Warren's shoeblacking factory and endured appalling conditions and he later wrote how this caused him loneliness and despair.
Dickens' childhood stint in a shoeblacking factory seems to have been somewhat shorter than David's drudgery in the warehouse of the wine distributors Murdstone and Grinby, but the shame and suffering were identical.