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  • s  of the black color of soot

  • Now, across the desert, a giant explosion of flame sends up a rubbery puff of soot-black smoke, and a diaphanous form slowly takes shape: A perfect smoke ring.
  • Last week, like most orchards in the lush, hot valley, Ramirez' trees were soot-black with the leaf-ravaging larvae of the mosca prieta (citrus black fly).
  • Because soot-black young Chief Tshekedi of the Bamangwato tribe ordered a white man flogged, he was banished from his country by Vice Admiral Edward Radcliffe Garth Russell Evans.

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