blackwash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blackwash color with blackwash
    • v blackwash bring (information) out of concealment
    • n blackwash a wash that colors a surface black
    • n blackwash a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
    • n blackwash an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blackwash (Med) A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.
    • Blackwash 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blackwash A lotion composed of calomel and lime-water.
    • n blackwash Any wash that blackens.
    • n blackwash In molding, a clay wash to which powdered charcoal has been added. See blacking, 3.
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