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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Black, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blacked; p. pr. & vb. n. Blacking.]
 1. To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully.
    They have their teeth blacked, both men and women, for they say a dog hath his teeth white, therefore they will black theirs.   --Hakluyt.
    Sins which black thy soul.   --J. Fletcher.
 2. To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.