(verb) coat with soot
Source: WordNet® 3.1
soot (usually uncountable, plural soots)
Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.
soot (third-person singular simple present soots, present participle sooting, simple past and past participle sooted)
(transitive) To cover or dress with soot.
• Oost, SOTO, Soto, Toso, otos
Soot ( or ; 277), n. Etym: [OE. sot, AS. s; akin to Icel. s, Sw. sot,
Dan. sod, OD. soet, Lith. s; cf. Gael. suith, Ir. suth.]
Definition: A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel
in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and
adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke;
strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors
smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke.
Soot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sooted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sooting.]
Definition: To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot;
as, to soot land. Mortimer.
Soot, Soot"e, a. Etym: [See Sweet.]
Definition: Sweet. [Obs.] "The soote savour of the vine." Chaucer.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition