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Definitions of smut

  1. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
  2. stain with a dirty substance, such as soot
  3. any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
  4. destructive diseases of plants ( especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
  5. affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
  6. become affected with smut, as of corn
  7. become affected with smut; " the corn smutted and could not be eaten"
  8. make obscene; " This line in the play smuts the entire act"
  9. Smutty.
  10. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter.
  11. Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.
  12. An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Ustilago. Ustilago segetum, or U. Carbo, is the commonest kind; that of Indian corn is Ustilago maydis.
  13. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance.
  14. To taint with mildew, as grain.
  15. To blacken; to sully or taint; to tarnish.
  16. To clear of smut; as, to smut grain for the mill.
  17. To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become smutted.
  18. To give off smut; to crock.
  19. A spot or stain made by soot or dirt; a disease affecting corn, wheat, etc.; foul language.
  20. To soil with, or as with, soot.
  21. To become blackened, as by smut, as corn; to give off soot or dirt.
  22. Smutted.
  23. Smutting.
  24. Smuttily.
  25. Smuttiness.
  26. A spot of dirt, soot, etc.: foul matter, as soot: a disease of corn by which the ear becomes a soot- like powder: obscene language.
  27. To soil with smut: to blacken or tarnish.
  28. To gather smut: to be turned into smut:- pr. p. smutting; pa. t. and pa. p. smutted.
  29. Obscenity.
  30. Soot; black dirt; fungous disease of grain; obscenity.
  31. To soil with smut.
  32. To affect with smut; blacken; stain or be stained.
  33. The blackening made by soot or the like.
  34. A parasitic disease of plants.
  35. A spot made with soot or coal, or the foul matter itself; a parasitic fungus on grain; obscene language.
  36. To stain or mark with smut; to taint with mildew; to blacken; to tarnish.
  37. To gather smut; to be converted into smut.
  38. A spot or stain made with soot or other dirty substance; the dirty or foul matter itself; a disease in grain by which the grain is wholly or partially converted into soot- like powder.
  39. To foul; to stain; to tarnish or blacken; to be attacked with the disease of smut, as grain.
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Usage examples for smut

  1. Finally, a damp sponge was passed over my tear- wet face, and thereupon, the smut dissolved and spread over my whole countenance, blotting out every feature in a sooty cloud. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  2. Steve, Steve, had been the first words uttered when the boy was out of hearing, hast thou a smith's apron and plenty of smut to bestow on me? – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  3. And O Diana, when I think of the smut to which he coupled your loveliness, I feel that I am less than a man to have hesitated this long. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  4. They sat down to breakfast when Ethan had returned and washed the smut from his face and hands. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  5. You can't touch de kittle an' not git smut on you. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  6. I forgot that the dust of London is smut. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  7. He looked back, his face all horror and smut. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  8. You've got smut on your face. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  9. But in case you don't know, you've a smut on your nose. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
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