Part of speech: noun

A preparation used to give blackness or luster, or both.

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Usage examples "blacking":

  1. " Take my advice," said Guy, with a derisive smile, " and buy yourself a blacking box and brush. - "Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute", Horatio Alger.
  2. " The night I went to tell you about that shoe- blacking stand. - "Left End Edwards", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  3. " So you use harness- blacking for your pouches. - "The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood", Arthur Griffiths.