fusain


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fusain

[′fyü‚zān]
(geology)
The local lithotype strands or patches, characterized by silky luster, fibrous structure, friability, and black color. Also known as mineral charcoal; mother-of-coal.
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Apply kohl to the lower eyeline and use a dark eyeshadow, such as Fusain, to "set" it.
Observations on the nature and origin of fusain, International Journal of Coal Geology 12: 443-75.
New morphological and chemical evidence for a wildfire origin for fusain from comparisons with modern charcoal.