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Sootiness  n.  The quality or state of being sooty; fuliginousness.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Sootiness" Quotes from Famous Books

... Sylvia hung poised very near to extreme annoyance. Never since she had been grown up, had she appeared at such an absurd disadvantage. But at once the mental picture of herself, making inaudible carping strictures on her companion's sootiness and, all unconscious, lifting to observe it a critical countenance as swart as his own—the incongruity smote her deliciously, irresistibly! Sore heart or not, black depression notwithstanding, she ...
— The Bent Twig • Dorothy Canfield

... that same virtuous Cousin Peter whose graces and perfections were forever being thrown at my head, I could have sympathized with you, positively —if only on account of that most obnoxious coat and belcher, and the grime and sootiness of things in general. Poof!" he exclaimed, pressing his perfumed handkerchief to his nostrils, "faugh! how damnably sulphur-and-brimstony you do keep ...
— The Broad Highway • Jeffery Farnol

Words linked to "Sootiness" :   uncleanness, dirtiness

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