Black wash

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black wash (Med) A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.
    • Black wash A wash that blackens, as opposed to whitewash; hence, figuratively, calumny. "To remove as far as he can the modern layers of black wash , and let the man himself, fair or foul, be seen."
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Usage

In literature:

Das wuss dan speakin', for de tearz'll wash all de black off your face!
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
The mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchial divisions appeared, when washed and freed from the black matter, red and softened.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
Our hearts are quite dirty and black till we ask Jesus to wash them and put the white dress on.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
Robert Barton is a black sheep, and not all your charity can wash him white.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She wore a pink dress of some washing material and a large black shady hat.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
And the unconscious, drowning body was washed along in the black, swirling darkness, passively.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
But whatever mercy was in him had no doubt long since been washed away by the blood shed by Black Hawk's war parties.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The wash wound like a black ribbon out of sight.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Whether of lamb or mutton, wash the head clean, take the black part from the eyes, and the gall from the liver.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Dorsal stripe wide, near Auburn with mixture of black-tipped hairs; sides and venter washed with Ochraceous-Tawny.
"Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of North American Microtines" by E. Raymond Hall
This bird differs from the preceding chiefly in having a bright red bill tipped with black, and the under parts washed with pearl.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The room was empty and there was nothing to gaze at save four blank walls and a black cat sitting in a corner idly washing its paws.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
Iapetus' atmosphere was left behind; in minutes the light blue wash of her sky changed to the hard, frigid blackness of lifeless space.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
They washed their dust-smutted hands and faces and exclaimed upon the black water they left.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Can't you leave your blacking box somewhere and get your face and hands washed?
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
They offered me a buggy and set a black boy to wash my legs and feet.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
No sin too heinous to be removed, no character too black to be washed clean by its waters.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Now, the looking-glass did not make the man's face black, neither will it wash his face.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
You turn in washed and you wake up black.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
The black gear wriggled and rose to the wash of the water over the planks like a huddle of eels.
"A Marriage at Sea" by W. Clark Russell
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In poetry:

The breath of spring within our motherland
Is washing off the winter's traces,
Is washing off black rings and crevices
From tear-worn eyes of Slavic races.
"Spring" by Boris Pasternak
The wild white swords of the search-lights blinded and stabbed them,
The sharp black shadows fought in fantastic wars.
Black waves leapt whitening,
Red decks were washed with lightning.
"The Vindictive" by Alfred Noyes
I wash the black mud from my hands.
On a light given off by the grave
I kneel in the quick of the moon
At the heart of a distant forest
And hold in my arms a child
Of water, water, water.
"The Lifeguard" by James Dickey
Let it no longer be a forlorn hope
To wash an Ethiop :
He's wash'd, his gloomy skin a peaceful shade
For his white soul is made :
And now, I doubt not, the Eternal Dove
A black-faced house will love.
"On the Baptized Ethiopian" by Richard Crashaw
Sweet bad luck on the waves washed to our island
The hooker of that hammerfast viking
And Gall's curse on the day when Eblana bay
Saw his black and tan man-o'-war.
  (Chorus) Saw his man-o'-war
           On the harbour bar.
"The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly" by James Joyce
In an old white-washed pagoda, looking Eastward to the West,
A Burmese girl from Bermondsey sits in a sparrow's nest.
She's as pretty as a picture, though she lost one eye they say,
Through the Black Hole of Calcutta, and the keyhole of Bombay.
"Mandalay 2" by Billy Bennett

In news:

First come dark swirls of black, and then washes of aluminum gray.
He grew up washing Celeryville's famous black soil from its lettuce.
A young man bought a soda from a car wash located at 309 W 230th St, partially unzipped his sweater, pulled a black handgun out of his hoodie and demanded cash, a 21-year-old woman told police Monday.
111 N Robinson St Richmond, Va. Black angus burgers, wraps, barbecue ribs, Baja chicken, vegetarian options and microbrews or imported beers to wash it down.
In the FD Luxe studio, June 5, 7:46 p.m. Molton Brown's "amazing" Re-Charge Black Pepper body wash.
If you've ever sighed over old photos featuring flappers with lacquered marcel waves or a black-and-white movie featuring a straight-talking heroine in a complicated rolled do, you've probably also lamented the rise of wash-and-wear hair.
A man with white supremacist ties who was convicted in a racially motivated attack on a black man in a Vancouver, Wash. Bar has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
Sean Black Baldwin's Martha Wash will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her hit "It's Raining Men" in September 2012.
"I was in the window washing dishes getting ready to go to bed and all of a sudden I look out and see this black bear standing out in front of me," he said.
Conditioner washing avoids harsh results from frequent washing with shampoos and helps to keep natural black hair soft and manageable.
Red Winged Black Birds were falling from the sky, fish were washing up on riverbanks, and 200 cows were found dead on a farm in Wisconsin.
Last year when I "dressed up" as my Boston June, my body was stained black for at least a week and I ruined several wash clothes trying to get it off.
Color prints are washed just like black and white prints.
Use along with the Wash Wax ALL waterless wash products to remove baked-on bugs, carbon, exhaust soot, and black streaks without scratching.
In other words, Zone 8 and above are washed out, and Zone 2 and below are black.
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In science:

In this latter case the evolution of the air shower after the decay of the black hole washes out the information on small variations in the original multiplicities in the decay.
QCD Supersymmetry and Low Energy Gravity
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