Usage examples for blackening

  1. The remains of the barn were already blackening and, while the firemen, evidently determined to make the most of the occasion, were still swinging axes and pouring water on the already extinguished and well- soaked buildings, there was no danger of further trouble. – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. Red tongues of fire darted forth, scorching the leaves and blackening the branches. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies