She leaned down; peering through the soot smudged glass on the stove door.
Soot forms a good top-dressing; it consists principally of charcoal, but contains ammonia and a smaller proportion of phosphates and potash, whence its value as a manure is derived.
If the soil is of fair quality the less manure used upon it the better, unless it be soot or lime.
Slugs are often destructive to the young shoots, but may be checked by a few sprinklings of soot or lime.
From the moment Pierre had recognized the appearance of the mysterious force nothing had seemed to him strange or dreadful: neither the corpse smeared with soot for fun nor these women hurrying away nor the burned ruins of Moscow.