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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Soot.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of Myxomycetes, containing a single species, called flower of tan.


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  • So various in its materials from stimmis, psimythium, and fuligo to bismuth and arsenic, so simple in that its ground and its subject-matter are one, so marvellous in that its very subject-matter becomes lovely when an artist has selected it!

    The Works of Max Beerbohm


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