ETYM Cf. German schnuppe candle snuff, schnuppen to snuff a candle (see Snuff, to snuff a candle), or cf. Snub.
1. Finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose.
2. The charred part of a candlewick.
soot / sʊt /
ETYM Old Eng. sot, as. soet.
A black substance formed by combustion or separated from fuel during combustion, rising in fine particles, and adhering to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; especially; the fine powder consisting chiefly of carbon that colors smoke.