American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Sooty.
- adj. Colored by or as if by soot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the color of soot; sooty.
- Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke; dusky.
- Specifically, in zoöl, and botany, very dark, opaque brown; of the color of soot.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to soot; sooty; dark; dusky.
- adj. Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke.
- From Latin fūlīginōsus, from fūlīgo ("soot"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin fūlīginōsus, from Latin fūlīgō, fūlīgin-, soot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On my way to trying to find that 'F' word, I learned that "fuliginous" means colored by soot, and the third definition of "flocculus" is a cloudlike mass of gas appearing on the sun's surface.”
“Part of the blood, it was supposed, went through what we now call the pulmonary arteries (Figure 1), and, branching out there, gave exit to certain "fuliginous" products, and at the same time took in from the air a something which Galen calls the”
“By reason of the excessive coldness of the air, hindering the ascent of the smoke, was so filled with the fuliginous steam of the sea-coal, that hardly can one see across the street, and this filling the lungs with its gross particles exceedingly obstructed the breast, so as one would scarcely breathe.”
“The piano, decrepit on its legs, though made of good wood painted black and gilded, was dirty, defaced, and scratched; and its keys, worn like the teeth of old horses, were yellowed with the fuliginous colors of the pipe.”
“Vulcan was to Venus; for he being a sweaty fuliginous blacksmith, was dearly beloved of her, when fair Apollo, nimble Mercury were rejected, and the rest of the sweet-faced gods forsaken.”
“Tempestuous air, dark and fuliginous, how cause of melancholy”
“All these, most part, offend by inflammation, corrupting humours and spirits, in this non-natural melancholy: for from these are engendered fuliginous and black spirits.”
“It offends commonly if it be too  hot and dry, thick, fuliginous, cloudy, blustering, or a tempestuous air.”
“Tis not amiss to bore the skull with an instrument, to let out the fuliginous vapours.”
“The lawyer and the Baroness left the guardroom, with its greasy, fuliginous walls; but as soon as they reached the top of the stairs, Asie exclaimed:”
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