carbon, as animal black or lampblack, formed into pellets by mixing with water or glue: used as a black pigment.
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How to use drop black in a sentence
In varnishing ebonized wood a little drop black must be added to the varnish or it will give a brown shade.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians | William K. David
If such colors are to be used for fine lining, mix with a little rubbing varnish and tint the white slightly with drop black.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting | Mayton Clarence Hillick
The stain is made from drop-black in oil, tinged with a little rose pink, and thinned with japan and turpentine.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration | Charles Franklin Warner
When the wax has become liquid mix thoroughly into it a little drop black or lampblack.Mission Furniture | H. H. Windsor
A good weathered oak stain may be made by mixing a little drop black ground in oil with turpentine and a little linseed oil.Mission Furniture | H. H. Windsor