lampblack

noun
lamp·​black | \ˈlamp-ˌblak \

Definition of lampblack 

: a finely powdered black soot deposited in incomplete combustion of carbonaceous materials and used chiefly as a pigment (as in paints, enamels, and printing inks)

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The stylus would etch the waves on a page darkened by the carbon of lampblack. Steven Johnson, WIRED, "Why Inventors Misjudge How We’ll Abuse Their Creations," 15 Oct. 2014

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First Known Use of lampblack

1598, in the meaning defined above

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