lampblack lampblack


  • (n) a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink



  1. With an old broom and buckets of refuse oil mixed with lampblack he drew a line 40 ft.
  2. His chin, belly, groin and legs were daubed with a coating of lampblack and collodion.
  3. Mahoney also smears part of his face with lampblack and burlesques Mammy songs in a way which should, but probably will not, eliminate them as legitimate amusement.


  • "The times are here to debunk Gershwin's lampblack Negroisms," said Duke Ellington after its premiere.
    on Oct 24, 2006 By: Duke Ellington Source:

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