from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Soot from burnt wood. It has been found useful as a manure.


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  • If this is not at hand, wood-soot (not coal) pounded, sifted, and mixed with lard is nearly as good, as such soot contains creosote.

    American Woman's Home Harriet Beecher Stowe 1853

  • With the dirt they appear nearly as black as a negro; and according to our best discoveries, the skin itself is of the colour of wood-soot, or what is commonly called a chocolate-colour.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13 Robert Kerr 1784

  • Spirit of hartshorn, oleum animale, spunge burnt to charcoal, black-snuffs of candles, which consist principally of animal charcoal, wood-soot, oil of amber.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life Erasmus Darwin 1766

  • "The man who watched by the river in the blue gown brought me paper, a pen, and some wood-soot mixed with water.

    The Four Feathers 1906


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