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Fine soot collected from incompletely burned carbonaceous materials, used as a pigment and in matches, explosives, lubricants, and fertilizers. Also called blacking.


(Elements & Compounds) a finely divided form of almost pure carbon produced by the incomplete combustion of organic compounds, such as natural gas, used in making carbon electrodes and dynamo brushes and as a pigment



a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning carbonaceous materials.
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Noun1.lampblack - a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and inklampblack - a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds


[ˈlæmpblæk] Nnegro m de humo
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Our pilgrims would have liked very well to get out their lampblack and stencil-plates and paint their names on that rock, together with the names of the villages they hail from in America, but the priests permit nothing of that kind.
Let us suppose we have an enclosure whose walls are of any shape, or any variety of substances (all at a uniform temperature), the normal or statical condition will be, that the heat radiated and reflected together, which leaves any portion of the surface, shall be equal to the radiated heat which would have left that same portion of the surface, if it had been composed of lampblack .
14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About Carbon Black Carbon black is a black colored powder manufactured by the partial combustion of fossil fuels including variants such as furnace black, thermal black, lampblack, acetylene black, and channel black.
A portrait from a wall in a private home is a slow-developing accumulation piece about coal heat, gaslight, and lampblack.
There are five types of CBs manufactured in the CB industry: furnace black, thermal black, lampblack, channel black, and acetylene black.
If you're considering a poured-concrete floor, he suggests adding a small amount (what amounts to few pennies' worth) of a pigment known as lampblack to make it a chic dark gray, instead of using expensive colored concrete.
lampblack factory that, because gas is burned to produce lampblack,
Victorian women made their own mascara to enhance their lashes from ash or lampblack, heated with elderberry juice.
They all had little mustaches drawn on with lampblack and they greeted me with a deafening 'Heil Hitler
They bought poster colours but continued to use the more long-lasting natural colours like lampblack or those ground from seeds, leaves, and vegetables.
In Suhi rag above, although lampblack touches the eye, one must remain untouched by it, niranjanu, free from taint; use it to help truly see while simultaneously seeing through it, and by so doing perform "true" disciplined meditation or yoga whose end result is to free oneself of the fetters that bind one to the wheel of transmigration.
Geyser recommended rubbing lampblack onto patients' (presumed white) skin or employing exceptionally "bright light" to better illuminate the "patulous orifices of the follicles.