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lampblack

[lamp-blak] /ˈlæmpˌblæk/
noun
1.
a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; lamp + black
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British Dictionary definitions for lamp-black

lampblack

/ˈlæmpˌblæk/
noun
1.
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
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Word Origin and History for lamp-black
n.

pigment made from pure, fine carbon, originally from the soot produced by burning oil in lamps, 1590s, see lamp.

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