Definition of Shoe black
1. Noun. Large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers.
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoe Black
Literary usage of Shoe black
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American in Paris by John Sanderson (1838)
"... Careme— Splendid Cafes—The Baths—Boulevard Montmartre— The Shoe-black—The Chiffonnier—The Gratteur—The Commissionnaire—Boulevard du Temple—Scene at the ..."
2. Merry's Museum (1845)
"THE SHOE-BLACK AND HIS DOG.—An English officer of the 44th regiment, ... Finding that the shoe-black was the owner of the dog, he taxed him with the ..."
3. Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq. by Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Maria Edgeworth (1820)
"The notes on the Dublin shoe-black's metaphorical language, I recollect, are chiefly his. : • I have heard him tell that story with all the natural, ..."