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Synonyms for soot

a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

coat with soot

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Of a different black were his teeeth, which were deep black, or, perhaps better, LAMP-black.
And there stood Raffles in the silvery mist, laughing with his whole light heart, leaning back to get the full flavor of his mirth; and, nearer me, sturdy old Nab, dour and grim, with beads of dew on the hoary beard that had been lamp-black in our time.
His experiments covered all sorts Of pigments, such as lamp-blacks, tars, carbonized vegetable matters, soots of oils and fats, and the various carbonized animal substances.
The lamp-black appearance of Huddersfield Town Hall's concert hall entrance on Princess Street compared to its present-day appearance could not be more startling.
The lamp-black (soot and oil mixed) was used to artificially age ashlar stones that had been repaired.