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[lamp-blak] /ˈlæmpˌblæk/
a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.
Origin of lampblack
1590-1600; lamp + black Unabridged
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  • In other instances the same concrete and lampblack mixture used for the sidewalk will be used.
  • He turned his hand to ink making and sold to printers a mixture of lampblack and varnish by the keg.
  • One day, as an experiment, he blackened some red worsted with lampblack.
British Dictionary definitions for lampblack


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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