blacking blacking


  • (n) a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear


  1. And on Muhammad's face there was an oblong too, blacking out his eyes.
  2. From peanuts he made nearly 300 substances; from sweet potatoes 118, including starch, vinegar, shoe-blacking, library paste, candy.
  3. Then the Meadmen issued a final challenge: a subpoena which May could only ignore at the risk of blacking out his already dark-brown reputation.



  1. "The only thing I remember is finishing the pitch," Ramirez said. "I really don't recall the ball hitting me. ...... I don't recall blacking out. It all just happened so quick."
    on Jun 11, 2006 By: Horacio Ramirez Source: Colorado Rockies News

  2. Sonia Rolland, an actress who is part-Rwandan and a former Miss France, said: "Dumas had quite African features. In this film, they are hiding his history, blacking him up and putting curls on a Gaulish head. In the midst of our debate on national...
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Sonia Rolland Source: Times Online (blog)

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