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  • n  an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
  • n  a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
  • n  a wash that colors a surface black
  • v  bring (information) out of concealment
  • v  color with blackwash

  • Jones clings raptly to his privileged role as victim, and has settled for a career as blackwash expert.

  • Eamon Gilmore in Ireland Online
    I've heard of a report being a whitewash, but this is more of a case of a blackwash,Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said. "Extraordinarily, and I've never seen this in an official report before, even the recommendations are blacked out!"

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