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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 black·ing, n.
 1. Any preparation for making things black; esp. one for giving a black luster to boots and shoes, or to stoves.
 2. The act or process of making black.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on
          footwear [syn: shoe polish]