gas black


noun

the soot of a natural gas flame, used in paints; fine carbon.

Nearby words

  1. gary, elbert henry,
  2. garçon,
  3. gas,
  4. gas abscess,
  5. gas bacillus,
  6. gas bladder,
  7. gas burner,
  8. gas chamber,
  9. gas chromatograph,
  10. gas chromatography

Origin of gas black

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called channel black.

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British Dictionary definitions for channel black

gas black

noun

finely powdered carbon produced by burning natural gas. It is used as a pigment in paints, etc
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