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[lamp-blak] /ˈlæmpˌblæk/

a fine pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.
a finely divided form of almost pure carbon produced by the incomplete combustion of organic compounds, such as natural gas, used in making carbon electrodes and dynamo brushes and as a pigment

pigment made from pure, fine carbon, originally from the soot produced by burning oil in lamps, 1590s, see lamp.


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