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Definition of "blacklead" [black• lead•lead]

  • To cover, treat or polish with graphite (verb)
  • Alternative form of black lead. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "blacklead" in a sentence
  • "The process of electrotyping is as follows: The form is locked up very tightly, and is then coated with a surface of graphite, commonly known as blacklead, but it is a misnomer."
  • "She came to the door in her sacking apron, a blacklead-brush in her hand, and a black smudge on her nose."
  • "For there was, as it follows afterward, Grecian hyssop: fucous hyssop, perhaps of the colour of blacklead: Roman hyssop, and wild hyssop."