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heelball

[heel-bawl] /ˈhilˌbɔl/
noun
1.
a substance composed of lampblack and wax used for making rubbings or for polishing shoes.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; heel1 + ball1, orig. the ball or undersurface of the heel
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British Dictionary definitions for heel-ball

heelball

/ˈhiːlˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
  1. a black waxy substance used by shoemakers to blacken the edges of heels and soles
  2. a similar substance used to take rubbings, esp brass rubbings
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