Recent Examples of soot from the Web
On a recent visit, only the Formstone facade of the home remained intact, with smudges of soot above the spaces where the windows had been.
Masha looked toward the ceiling as if expecting to see actual soot clouds.
That's enough to blanket both Marion and Hancock counties in an inch of black soot.
And black snow has been spotted several times, Cerveny said, thanks to soot or ash from a fire.
The saga began in the early 1990s, when the EPA sought to regulate fine particulate matter known as PM2.5—dust and soot smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter.
Names like toluidine toner, byaku gunjo, madder lake, maple soot, and dragon’s blood (speaking of Hogwarts) are as beautiful as the pigments that bear them.
We finally got rid of the wood stove and its soot and dust and crackle and charm.
The dwelling sustained heavy soot damage, according to investigators.
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Origin and Etymology of soot
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of soot
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Definition of soot for English Language Learners
: a black powder that is formed when something (such as wood or coal) is burned
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