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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blackball \Black"ball'\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blackballed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blackballing}.]

1. To vote against, by putting a black ball into a ballot box; to reject or exclude, as by voting against with black balls; to ostracize.

He was blackballed at two clubs in succession. --Thackeray.

2. To blacken (leather, shoes, etc.) with blacking.

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