from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fine soot collected from incompletely burned carbonaceous materials, used as a pigment and in matches, explosives, lubricants, and fertilizers. Also called blacking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An amorphous form of carbon made from incompletely burned organic matter; used to make pigments and inks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fine impalpable soot obtained from the smoke of carbonaceous substances which have been only partly burnt, as in the flame of a smoking lamp. It consists of finely divided carbon, with sometimes a very small proportion of various impurities. It is used as an ingredient of printers' ink, and various black pigments and cements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat with lampblack; coat with lampblack.
- n. A fine black pigment consisting of particles of carbon, pure or almost pure, used for making paints and ink.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
To a tea cup of molasses stir in lampblack until it is black, then add the white of two eggs, well beaten, and to this add a pint of vinegar or whiskey, and put it in a bottle for use.
However, he doesn't mention the effort to press premium audiophile LPs out of clear vinyl without the addition of the lampblack, which is said to result in the same enhancement of the sonics.
That in starting the fire it did not smoke and cover the tire with carbon or "lampblack," which is a non-conductor of heat.
In 1834, a beauty book from the period stated that some people used, "lampblack," commonly known as soot.
Anodynes of theft and memory's feeding tongues all neatly razored at the root defy our lampblack salt.
On the night of Dec. 16, 1773, dozens of men wrapped themselves in blankets and covered their faces in lampblack and soot.
The oil lamps had recent lampblack, so the boy spent a lot of time here.
One of the tricks whalers used when they became icebound was to mix lampblack with oil and paint a path out of the ice with it.
Egyptian kohl and sometimes ordinary soot or lampblack was used in eye makeup.
Like the first, his arms were bare, and he had a mask of ink or lampblack.