Black" wash` (?) ∨ Black"wash, n.

1. Med.

A lotion made by mixing calomel and lime water.

2.

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. C. Kingsley.

 

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