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sooh tee

  • s  of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
  • s  covered with or as if with soot
    a sooty chimney

  • It may sound utterly implausible, but just 20 minutes from the yammering streets and sooty sidewalks of Hong Kong's downtown heart is a ridgetop world of forested uplands and .
  • Even in grade school, Ernie could always run faster and throw harder and kick farther than anybody else who booted scuffed old footballs around the sooty playgrounds of Uniontown .
  • April was a grim month in Wei Jianzhong's sooty, barracks-like neighborhood in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province.

  • Russell Banks in San Francisco Chronicle
    As Russell Banks writes in his new novel, set in 1936, the Adirondacks have been a magnet since the mid-19th century for the country's wealthiest families seeking "to quicken and refresh their sooty, urban souls with transcendental views of nature...

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