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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lampblack  \Lamp"black`\,  n.  [Lamp  +  black.] 
  The  fine  impalpable  soot  obtained  from  the  smoke  of 
  carbonaceous  substances  which  have  been  only  partly  burnt,  as 
  in  the  flame  of  a  smoking  lamp.  It  consists  of  finely  divided 
  carbon,  with  sometimes  a  very  small  proportion  of  various 
  impurities.  It  is  used  as  an  ingredient  of  printers'  ink,  and 
  various  black  pigments  and  cements. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  black  colloidal  substance  consisting  wholly  or  principally 
  of  amorphous  carbon  and  used  to  make  pigments  and  ink 
  [syn:  {carbon  black},  {soot},  {smut}] 

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