lampblack lampblack

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  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.

Quotes

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

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