1. a person who polishes shoes and boots
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How To Use shoeblack In A Sentence

  • Two seemingly harmless and careless shoeblacks turn out to be gloomy crooks with a dirty plan to rob a bank courier.
  • Who would have thought such a nobleman vood turn shoeblack? The Fatal Boots
  • Unemployment is high and many people support themselves with badly paid work in the ‘informal sector’ as shoeblacks or street vendors.
  • He goes to picture-galleries, and is more ignorant about Art than a French shoeblack. The Book of Snobs
  • I never heard a shoeblack called a boot-finisher before, but I think the euphemism was allowable in a young lady who wishes to exalt the commercial status of her intended.
  • Yes -- he's a--" I was going to say "shoeblack," but I stopped myself in time, and said, "a little boy. My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life
  • We see shoeblacks and lamplighters with their tools and utensils; and milkmaids, fruit sellers and prostitutes touting their wares.
  • One's senses were assaulted by news vendors, shoeblacks, quack doctors and the like and their specimens of cajolery.
  • Shoeblack-boys tumbled over each other for the privilege of blacking his honour's boots; nosegay-women and flying fruiterers plied Mr. Gumbo with their wares; piemen, pads, tramps, strollers of every variety, hung round the battle-ground. The Virginians
  • There were pictures of a pauper cabin in Ireland, from which it was pretended I came; others in which I was represented as a lacquey and shoeblack. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon
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