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Black (verb)

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To Black. v.a. [from the noun.] To make black; to blacken.

Blacking over the paper with ink, not only the ink would be quickly dried up, but the paper, that I could not burn before, would be quickly set on fire. Boyle on Colours.

Then in his fury black'd the raven o'er,
And bid him prate in his white plumes no more.
Addison's Ovid's Metamorph. b. ii.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Boyle, Robert (84)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Black (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 2, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15403.


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