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See definition of blacking on Dictionary.com
  • as inbruise
  • as inexpunge

synonyms for blacking

  • bang up
  • batter
  • blacken
  • crush
  • injure
  • mar
  • wound
  • beat
  • black
  • blemish
  • contuse
  • damage
  • deface
  • mark
  • pound
  • pulverize
  • zing
  • bung up
  • do a number on
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antonyms for blacking

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  • aid
  • compliment
  • cure
  • heal
  • help
  • praise
  • adorn
  • beautify
  • decorate
  • embellish
  • fix
  • mend
  • ornament
  • repair
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How to use blacking in a sentence

Unless I do better I'll have to try selling papers or blacking boots.
FROM FARM TO FORTUNEHORATIO ALGER JR.
Very likely you laugh at the fancy of shoe-blacking having anything to do with the farm labourer and agriculture.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
The Bishop learned to glory in his blacking far more than he had ever done in the original mahogany.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 100., FEBRUARY 7, 1891VARIOUS
Then Judy dotted the cotton with shoe blacking and it became a realistic imitation of royal ermine.
MOLLY BROWN'S SOPHOMORE DAYSNELL SPEED
A tap at his door a little later, and young Ried appeared, shoe-brush and blacking-box in hand.
ESTER RIED YET SPEAKINGISABELLA ALDEN
When he took his face up from his warm, dead mother he went straight downstairs and began blacking his boots.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
I explained to him that what he took for a gun-carriage was a fat patriot blacking his boots; and he said that he be dam.
THE ORPHEUS C. KERR PAPERS. SERIES 1ROBERT H. NEWELL
Are "iron-handled bristle shoe-blacking daubers" machinery or toilet appliances?
RAILROADS: RATES AND REGULATIONSWILLIAM Z. RIPLEY
They proved, in their own way, that Lynds had suffered continual delirium after blacking out.
WHAT NEED OF MAN?HAROLD CALIN
A good blacking for boilers and smokestacks is asphaltum dissolved in turpentine.
FARM ENGINES AND HOW TO RUN THEMJAMES H. STEPHENSON
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