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soot black

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soot black a very dark black
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Usage

In literature:

His skin was black as soot, and his hair white as snow.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
I was black with soot.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
How did Dumber divine that the poker was unduly hot and black with soot underneath?
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
If my name must needs be writ up in black soot, it were as well done on that paper as an other.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
Only fancy niggers dining at quality hours in black soots!
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Brotteaux pulled out his Lucretius from the fireplace all black with soot.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
Everything was black with soot.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
It shone round and great, just in his face, that beamed with triumph, though it was very prettily blacked with soot.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Pee-wee was all black with soot, too.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Eumelus, to Anchises' tomb, and theatre-seats, and they Look round themselves and see the soot black in the smoke-cloud play.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Some of the faces were black with soot, some were smiling stolidly, some scowling in the effort to hear.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
One is blacked with soot, and the other is suited with black.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
They made their blacking or polish for their shoes by mixing soot with lard.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
At first he didn't see the owl, for he was so black with soot, you know.
"Little Jack Rabbit and Chippy Chipmunk" by David Cory
My face was black with soot and grease; I knew my hands were.
"A Claim on Klondyke" by Edward Roper
There was black dust on the floor and black soot on the walls.
"America First" by Frances Nimmo Greene
The brickwork was black with years of fog and soot, and the English climate.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
Men grasped it, and again fell covered with smoke, black from soot, stabbed, cut, careless of wounds and death.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The young, before moulting, are of rather a yellowish soot colour, than pure black.
"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by J. M. Bechstein
The soot was also sometimes mixed with water, and stirred up so as to make an intensely black fluid.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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In poetry:

The soot-black brows of men, the yell
Of women thronging round the bed,
The tinkling charm of ring and shell,
The Powah whispering o'er the dead!
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I passed an inland-cliff precipitate;
From tiny caves peeped many a soot-black poll;
In each a mother-martin sat elate,
And of the news delivered her small soul.
"Sand Martins" by Jean Ingelow
No prayers or incense rose up in those hours
Which grew to be years, and every day came mute
Ghosts from the ovens, sifting through crisp air,
And settled upon his eyes in a black soot.
"More Light! More Light!" by Anthony Hecht
Then when the trail crooked crazily, the frost-rimed horses reared,
And from behind a fallen tree a grim galoot appeared;
He wore a parki white as snow, a mask as black as soot,
And carelesslike weaved to and fro a gun as if to shoot.
"Black Moran" by Robert W Service

In news:

What's tall as a tree, black as soot, and wears stockings.
What is source of black soot near power plant.
The call came in to 911 around 11 am A neighbor said when he ran to help, the owner of the house was so black with soot, he did not even recognize him.
Here's a most excellent video to illuminate my last blog post on the link between black carbon soot and the melting Arctic.
Our ceilings have what look like black soot marks, evenly spaced every 15 inches or so.
Black carbon absorbs a wide spectrum of light radiation, so a little soot retains a lot of heat.
Black carbon found in soot contributes to global warming.
High concentrations of soot, or black carbon, fill the skies over South Asia.
Black Soot Choking Tibetan Glaciers.
Use along with the Wash Wax ALL waterless wash products to remove baked-on bugs, carbon, exhaust soot, and black streaks without scratching.
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