from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Soot from burnt wood. It has been found useful as a manure.
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If this is not at hand, wood-soot (not coal) pounded, sifted, and mixed with lard is nearly as good, as such soot contains creosote.
With the dirt they appear nearly as black as a negro; and according to our best discoveries, the skin itself is of the colour of wood-soot, or what is commonly called a chocolate-colour.
Spirit of hartshorn, oleum animale, spunge burnt to charcoal, black-snuffs of candles, which consist principally of animal charcoal, wood-soot, oil of amber.
"The man who watched by the river in the blue gown brought me paper, a pen, and some wood-soot mixed with water.