Blackwash
Black wash Black" wash` (bl[a^]k"w[o^]sh) or Blackwash Black"wash, n. 1. (Med.) A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water. [1913 Webster]

2. A wash that blackens, as opposed to {whitewash}; hence, figuratively, calumny. [1913 Webster]

To remove as far as he can the modern layers of black wash, and let the man himself, fair or foul, be seen. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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