By the engine stood a dark motionless being, a sooty and grimy embodiment of tallness, in a sort of trance, with a heap of coals by his side : it was the engineman
At least the death cry of the insignificant sooty gull gave her back her significance.
According to the vulgar idea, the fire in his laboratory had been brought from the lower regions, and was fed with infernal fuel ; and so, as might be expected, his visage was getting sooty with the smoke
They turned off the main road, past a black patch of common-garden, where sooty cabbage stumps stood shameless.
I looked up doubtfully, and there, sure enough, on the rock of the sepulchre, was spread an unctuous and sooty mark, three feet or more across