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    Post Dickens

    He refers to "blacking pots". Would like an understanding of the meaning please. Thanks.

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    Re: Dickens

    These were stoneware pots containing "Blacking Paste", which was the forerunner of boot polish. It was also used for polishing the metalwork on fireplaces and ovens.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Dickens

    Quote Originally Posted by kathywil7 View Post
    He refers to "blacking pots". Would like an understanding of the meaning please. Thanks.
    Welcome to the forum, kathywil7.

    Please note that it's important that native English speakers try to use full sentences on the forum so that the learners can get used to seeing English as it should be written. Instead of "Would like an understanding ...", please use "I would like to know what this means" or "Can someone give me the definition?" or something similar.

    Did you Google "blacking pots" before posting your question, by the way? When I did it, the first two hits were very informative.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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