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blacking

[blak-ing] /ˈblæk ɪŋ/
noun
1.
any preparation for producing a black coating or finish, as on shoes or stoves.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; black + -ing1
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blacking

/ˈblækɪŋ/
noun
1.
any preparation, esp one containing lampblack, for giving a black finish to shoes, metals, etc
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blacking

n.

"thing which makes (something else) black," 1570s; as "action of making black," c.1600, verbal noun from black (v.).

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