- n a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
- v make or become black
- It is hardly news to Dickens specialists today that the blacking-factory episode, as Wilson puts it, "provided nearly a lifetime's impetus toward artistic creation.
- And on Muhammad's face there was an oblong too, blacking out his eyes.
- From peanuts he made nearly 300 substances; from sweet potatoes 118, including starch, vinegar, shoe-blacking, library paste, candy.
- Horacio Ramirez in Colorado Rockies News
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."
- Sonia Rolland in Times Online (blog)
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...