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Bluing meaning

bluing - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Blue
  2. 2. The act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel.
  3. 3. Something to give a bluish tint, as indigo, or preparations used by washerwomen.

bluing - examples of usage

  1. It had stopped raining for the time being; the dingy sky showed broken spots like bits of bluing on a badly- rusted piece of steel. - "Murder in the Gunroom", Henry Beam Piper.
  2. Elijah wants us to be eatin' bluing for blueberries an' cats for calves jus' so he can be the first to tell us about it, but there ain't a cat in town as ain't too well known for anybody to eat without knowin' it, an' as for bluing, if anybody can feed it to me for blueberries it's me as is the fool an' them as is n't, an' that's my views. - "Susan Clegg and a Man in the House", Anne Warner.
  3. After looking at his picture, you would say that he first put on a woolly overcoat and a pair of overshoes; that he then poured a mixture of hearth paint, tomato catsup, liquid bluing, burnt cork, English mustard, Easter dyes and the yolks of a dozen eggs over himself, seasoning to taste with red peppers. - "Cobb's Bill-of-Fare", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
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