blacklead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blacklead cover with graphite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Blacklead To coat or to polish with black lead (graphite).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blacklead Amorphous graphite; plumbago. See graphite.
    • n blacklead A pencil made of graphite.
    • blacklead To cover with plumbago or black-lead; apply black-lead to.
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Usage

In literature:

A diamond is carbon; and so is blacklead; and so is charcoal and coke, and coal in part, and wood in part.
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
My own particular pet scrubbing brush has been used for blackleading.
"Candida" by George Bernard Shaw
A servant fresh from the blackleading of a grate opened the door to them, grinning with recognition at the sight of Mutimer.
"Demos" by George Gissing
It was probably concreted, and I discovered the next day that it was blackleaded and polished.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
He brought out his order book and a blacklead pencil.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
Blacklead is a compound of carbon and iron.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Maitland knew all the blacklead caves, broad-hatted brigands, and pea-green trees.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
Hearths and jambs, of brick, look best painted over with blacklead, mixed with soft-soap.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The kitchen was spotlessly clean, the grate shining with blacklead.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
The same process of blackleading may be employed to get a coat of deposited metal which will strip easily from the cathode.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
One of the most original, unique, and successful humbugs of the present day was the late Monsieur Mangin, the blacklead pencil maker of Paris.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Some gilders prefer to use blacklead or a mixture of chalk and blacklead.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
A shallow pan, known as a moulding pan, is then filled with melted yellow wax, making a smooth, even surface, which is blackleaded.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
They blacklead their eyes, and paint their cheeks like Jezebel; beat their slaves, drink tea and chat and quarrel.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Fiord; Nunata, Kingua Fiord; Cumberland Sound, Blacklead Island; Weddell Harbor, Frobisher Bay.
"A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha" by E. Raymond Hall
I know blacklead attracts the concentration of the sun.
"The Enchanted Castle" by E. Nesbit
It's wonderful what a ha'porth of hearthstone, a ha'porth of blacklead, and a good heart will do.
"Original Penny Readings" by George Manville Fenn
Some powders are blackleaded by glazing with pure graphite, as is done with black powders.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Number 3 is very heavy, and not unlike a piece of blacklead, only it shines more.
"In the Land of the Great Snow Bear" by Gordon Stables
I don't know whether this is due to the hole Aunt Angela's blackleaded fender made in my skull.
"The Debit Account" by Oliver Onions
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