Sootiest
Sooty Soot"y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. ``Fire of sooty coal.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous; dusky; dark. ``The grisly legions that troop under the sooty flag of Acheron.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Sooty albatross} (Zo["o]l.), an albatross ({Ph[oe]betria fuliginosa}) found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean; -- called also {nellie}.

{Sooty tern} (Zo["o]l.), a tern ({Sterna fuliginosa}) found chiefly in tropical seas. [1913 Webster]


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  • sootiest — soot·y || sÊŠtɪ adj. covered with soot; resembling soot, black like soot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nellie — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phoebetria fuliginosa — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sootier — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sooty — Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sooty albatross — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sooty tern — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna fuliginosa — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sooty — sootily, adv. sootiness, n. /soot ee, sooh tee/, adj., sootier, sootiest. 1. covered, blackened, or smirched with soot. 2. consisting of or resembling soot. 3. of a black, blackish, or dusky color. [1200 50; ME; see SOOT, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sooty — adjective (sootier, sootiest) covered with or coloured like soot. Derivatives sootily adverb sootiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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