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Usage examples for smear

  1. Immediately smear a small lump of fresh butter on the part affected, and renew it every few minutes for two or three hours; this is an old- fashioned, but a very good remedy. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. Smear those places over with grease, and never dare to read them again, I say! – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  3. In order to make sure that no air can get into the glass, it is wise to smear the rim with tallow before laying the cardboard on. – My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman
  4. The kid stopped bellowing and began to smear his face with the stuff. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  5. It has been very carefully studied by wise men who tell us it contains no sugar and is probably used as a means of defence, as aphides have been seen to smear the faces of insect enemies with this wax. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  6. There was a great smear of blood across his brow, the track of a bloody hand as it had sought to wipe a gathering dimness out of his eyes. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  7. A little smear of milk like a white moustache clung to her upper lip where she had forgotten to wipe her mouth. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  8. Smear the chops over with egg, strew the seasoning on them, and roll each in buttered paper. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  9. Was it a smear? – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  10. My grip was strong with the strength of madness, and the white face before me grew whiter except where a smear of blood closed the left eye and trickled down over the cheek beneath. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  11. The Indian woman held a lantern, and Black Bear dipped his fingers in a jar of cold- cream and began to smear his whole face and neck. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. When he rose something warm was running down his face, and there was a red smear on the hand he lighted the lantern with. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  13. They were thick with rust, and the red stain of the rust streaked the wall below where they hung like a smear of blood. – Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
  14. Wrap the eggs up in a puff paste, smear them over with egg, and grate some bread over them. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  15. He knew the Maypole story of the widow Rudge- how her husband, employed at Chigwell, and his master had been murdered; and how her son, born upon the very day the deed was known, bore upon his wrist a smear of blood but half washed out. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  16. Partitions blood- stained have a reddened smear, And Terror unrelieved is master here. – Poems by Victor Hugo
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