from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fine lampblack used in making printing-inks and paints.


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  • Andrew, a heavyset, 30-ish man with dense carbon-black hair, shuts the door, either to muffle the noise from outside or to make sure no one overhears our conversation.

    The Fall of Mexico

  • The dark sheet melted seamlessly into the carbon-black of the Tower, which she discovered was hewn of bits of sheet metal riveted with lead.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Stained carbon-black by the clouds of smoke that choked Washington when the British burned the city to the ground in 1814, the repainted white house came to represent steely determination and America's unrivaled ability to refresh, renew and reinvent itself.

    Giles Slade: White House Ribs

  • He proposed that reducing emissions of halocarbons (refrigerants), methane, nitrogen oxides, and carbon-black aerosols (soot) could have the effect of reducing ozone, itself a greenhouse gas, in the troposphere.

    Global Climate Change~ Major Scientific and Policy Issues

  • Bechtol employees have been entering the carbon-black revolving doors of the Bechtol Tower only to dash back out again onto the piazza where I have been sitting and watching for almost an hour, too late to witness the jets, which are faster than sound.

    Shampoo Planet

  • The thornwing hauled Carl through one of the dusty flightlanes that unfurled in carbon-black arcs about the broken city.

    In Other Worlds

  • Triton was among buyout firms that pursued Evonik Industries AG's carbon-black business, which was sold this year to New York-based buyout firm Rhone Capital LLC for about $1.3 billion. -- Top News

  • The carbon-black Streak destined for the U.S. market is expected to emulate the version released to the O2 network last month, which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with a one-gigahertz processor; 2GB of internal as well as 16GB of microSD memory; and a five-megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.

    Top Tech News

  • Earlier this year, Cabot started a joint-venture carbon-black plant in China with its partner,

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Columbian is enlarging its carbon-black plant in Hungary to tap the fast-growing Central European market, and is planning another facility in Brazil.

    Purchasing - Top Stories


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