• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Soote Sweet. "The soote savour of the vine."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If a substance is burned and all of the results of its burning (smoke, ash, soot and gas) are captured and weighed, they will be a little heavier than the original substance because they have been combined with oxygen.
    • adv Soote sōōt (Spens.) sweetly.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sweet


In literature:

The fly was already recognized as a pest, and soot and common salt were used to fight it.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
This is better done in the spring so the summer winds cannot scatter the dust and soot through the house.
"The Complete Home" by Various
They smeared their bodies with clay, and their faces with soot.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
It was a face that was very frightened, under a superficial covering of soot.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
John bought each uv the male sons uv Ham too soots uv close per annum, and each uv the female sons uv Ham one soot.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
The soot had caught fire and the reflection was thrown far out on the water.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
He was shockingly thin, and so tall that his head disturbed the candle-soot on the ceiling.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
How should the flues be cleaned from soot when running, and about how often is this necessary?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Sometimes such dampers get clogged with soot and fail to close tightly.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
It was dusk before the prince returned, in the attire of a workingman, his face and hands covered with soot and grease.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Then Charles covered his dark face with soot.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
He rushed at the chimney, and, regardless of soot and darkness, began an impromptu ascent.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
And is not soot a measure of success?
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
I'll put you into something as'll soot you.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
General Ashley chopped a cedar stump for wood (cedar burns without soot, you know); and Fitzpatrick cooked.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
It came down, showering soot all over Fred's face and down his neck.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
This cold object cools the carbon below its kindling temperature, and it is deposited on the object as soot.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
He dressed in a blanket and skewer, and, by steeping himself in soot and grease, soon acquired immense fame.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
His first ink was made out of soot mixed with sturgeon oil.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
There was a very simple grate composed of several stones, which were blackened and whitened with soot and fire.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

Th' woint roars i'th chimbley,
Brings down the soot;
Mam knits, an' sings, an'
Rocks with her fuut.
"Cradle Song" by Edwin Waugh
'That herb of clay-disdaining root,
From stars secreting what it feeds on,
Is burnt-out passion's slag and soot
Fit soil to strew its dainty seeds on?
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
Clobber? Me trosso, 'ead to foot, wus noo -
Got up regardless, fer this interview.
Stiff shirt, a Yankee soot split up the back,
A tie wiv yeller spots an' stripes o' blue.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
Why, 'ow's she goin', Bill, ole sport?
I thort I knoo your dile!
My oath! You look the proper sort!
That khaki soots your style.
I never 'eard you'd joined, yeh know -
It makes me feel I want to go.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
So come you by your parted ways that wind the wide world through,
And make a ring around the blaze the way we used to do;
The "fountain" on the sooted crane will sing the old, old song
Of common joys in homely vein forgotten, ah, too long.
"Around the Boree Log" by John O Brien
I took a derry on this stror 'at coot
First time I seen 'im dodgin' round Doreen.
'Im, wiv 'is giddy tie an' Yankee soot,
Ferever yappin' like a tork-machine
About "The Hoffis" where 'e 'ad a grip….
The way 'e smiled at 'er give me the pip!
"The Stror 'At Coot " by C J Dennis

In news:

EPA to tighten standards for soot pollution.
EPA to tighten soot standards by 20 percent in first major regulation since election.
View full size Gulnara Samoilova, AP file People, coated in soot, make their way amid debris near the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001.
Fighting atmospheric soot is one of the easiest ways to combat global warming.
The bright yellow traces the path of a drop of fuel, shrinking as it burns, producing green soot.
Stronger soot protections await White House approval.
Ceiling soot marks could indicate a serious problem.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with AGs in several other states, is suing the EPA over what he contends is the federal agency's failure to update pollution regulations regarding discharges of soot .
EPA sets tighter standards for soot pollution.
Afif El-Hasan: Tighter soot standards could save children.
EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution.
Athletes, Elderly, Children Especially Prone to Soot 's Harmful Effects.
Local Organizations Say EPA Should Raise Quality By Reducing Soot .
News Manufacturing & Economy EPA Proposes New Clean Air Standards for Soot Pollution.
Breathing in soot pollution can increase emergency room visits for people with asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, R.I.

In science:

Visual inspection revealed the signs of soot only in the southeast area of casing’s internal surface.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
Another type of candidate for condensates in hot Jupiter atmospheres are photochemical compounds, for instance sulphur and carbon soots produces by stellar UV radiation in the upper part of the atmosphere.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Vierordt affixed a feather on the head of his subjects above of which was a sheet covered with lampblack (fine soot).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
This re flects the fact that AGB sta rs synthesize the carbon required for soot formation from He and have not to rely on external sources of heavy elements.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
In flame, the primary source of the radiation is thermal emission from carbon particles, generally in the form of soot (Gaydon and Wolfhard, 1960), although band emission from electronic transitions in molecules also contributes to the overall radiation from a fire.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
The complex combustion reactions of a wildland fire are represented in FIRETEC using a few simplified models, including models for pyrolysis, char burning, hydrocarbon combustion and soot combustion in the presence of oxygen (Linn, 1997).
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
The formation of soot is modelled as the soot volume fraction which forms mostly as a result of the pyrolysis process and so is assumed to be a percentage of the mass loss rate due to pyrolysis.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
The radiative transfer equation is based upon the mole fraction of the combustion products and the average soot volume fraction, treating the gas as gray.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Soot production (for the radiation transfer) was assumed at 5% of the rate of solid fuel pyrolysis.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Soot production is not considered, nor is char combustion.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Gas phase equations in the region above the forest do not include solid phase particles and, since soot is not modeled, cannot suitably describe radiant heat from flames.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Thermal radiation transport assumes a gray gas absorber-emitter using the P1 radiation model for which the absorption coefficient is a function of the mixture fraction and temperature for a given mixture of species. A soot production model is not used; instead it is an assumed fraction of the mass of fuel gas consumed.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models