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  • adj. of the black color of soot


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  • This time, the asylum's been extended into an entire walled city in the heart of Gotham, proffering soot-black skyscrapers from which you can swoop and glide.

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  • A toner cartridge is color (or the soot-black lack thereof, and by extension, Manichean dualism), disposability, the Gillette model of razor marketing, the democratization of print publishing.

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  • Yarmohammad delivered us to the soot-black yawn of the Salang Tunnel, and drove back to Kabul.

    Peace Meals

  • Niffer was larger than Leo – taller, meatier – with soot-black hair pulled into a dozen little pigtails.

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  • Which doesn't quite explain the soot-black black-face stuff though... but might explain a bit more the golden earrings, Aunt Jemima style.

    Christmas in July: Going Dutch

  • By the time they held the first competitions in 1907, the klopse were mixing minstrel style -- bright costumes, soot-black faces, offensive lyrics -- with their own culture.

    Marching In Blackface

  • I saw her big, soot-black fist raise up and swoosh back down.

    A Burning in Homeland

  • They flowed through the forest this night like silent dreams, men and women with soot-black faces, warriors dressed in leathers like hunters, hung with the weapons of war.

    The Lioness

  • By late afternoon, the mountain's snow-capped summit had a blemish; a soot-black crater estimated to be 76 meters wide and 18 meters deep.

    Managing the Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Ashfall on Yakima, Washington, U.S.A.

  • The dense forests in this region are made of semimetallic plants-poisonous, with razor-edged leaves-that grow in the light of the ceaseless lightning storms that fill the soot-black sky.

    Time Streams


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