- a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.
Origin of lampblack
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His conclusion was that it was impossible to get the air out of the lampblack.Historic Inventions
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The soap is about one fifth and the lampblack about one twentieth part of the whole.
Lampblack is not the only substance available for giving color to the ink.
Then the lampblack is added and the rest of the process is as before.
He took what looked like a box of lampblack from his pocket and applied it to my face.The Mystery of the Hidden Room
- 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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