Dictionarium polygraphicum. Soot.

Dictionarium Polygraphicum:
Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.
Vol II.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.
SOOT is an earthy, volatile matter, arising from wood, coals and other fuel, along with the smoak, by the action of fire; or it is rather the smoak itself, fix'd and gacher'd on the sides of the chimney.

Dyers make considerable use of soot, for a kind of dun colour, which 'tis true has no agreeable smell; but then to answer to that, has the property of saving cloths and other stuffs from moths.

The soot found in the furnaces of glass-houses is used by painters. Soot of frankincense is the smallest and finest part of the Incense, call'd Olibanum or male Incense; burnt after the manner of rosin to make lamp-black.

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