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

  • With an old broom and buckets of refuse oil mixed with lampblack he drew a line 40 ft.
  • His chin, belly, groin and legs were daubed with a coating of lampblack and collodion.
  • Blacks were initially offended by its implicit Uncle Tomism; Duke Ellington declared, "The times are here to debunk Gershwin's lampblack Negroisms.

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