Usage examples for smutty

  1. Here were benches and smutty sheep; here were idle lads at games of ball, with their cries mild in the thick air; here were wanderers, anxious and tired like herself; here doubtless were hundreds of others just in the same box. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. Breaking here and there, the billows of mist disclose forlorn tracts of jet- black desolation, wicked, unutterable, hateful in their hideousness, with patches of smutty snow above, and downward- rolling volumes of murky smoke. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  3. He was an amusing rogue, knowing by heart a quantity of erotic songs and of smutty stories which he could tell in the most laughable manner. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  4. But a race so indecent by nature as the simians are would naturally have a hard time behaving as though they were not: and the strain of pretending that their thoughts were all pretty and sweet, would naturally send them to smutty extremes for relief. – This Simian World by Clarence Day Jr.
  5. Moreover, I felt that, in this case, a certain homely Devonshire proverb would come home to me; that one, I mean, which records that the crock was calling the kettle smutty. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  6. Maisie herself could play more pieces than Mrs. Wix, who was moreover visibly ashamed of her houses and trees and could only, with the help of a smutty forefinger, of doubtful legitimacy in the field of art, do the smoke coming out of the chimneys. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  7. Ivo dragged William on, regardless of curses and prayers from his soldiery; and they reached the shore just in time to see between them and the water a long black smouldering writhing line; the morass to right and left, which had been a minute before deep reed, an open smutty pool, dotted with boatsful of shrieking and cursing men; and at the causeway- end the tower, with the flame climbing up its posts, and the witch of Brandon throwing herself desperately from the top, and falling dead upon the embers, a motionless heap of rags. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  8. From the eerie of the top landing window one could get a bird's- eye view of the Napier Terrace gardens with their miniature grass plots, their smutty flower- beds, and the dividing walls with their clothing of blackened ivy. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  9. No one, no where, at no time ever heard Bettie Locke utter one profane, vile or smutty word. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  10. There wasn't any sugar in it, and it was black and smutty and thin. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  11. The literature of the nation, even the literature of the enlightened minority, has been under harsh Puritan restraints from the beginning, and despite a few stealthy efforts at revolt- usually quite without artistic value or even common honesty, as in the case of the cheap fiction magazines and that of smutty plays on Broadway, and always very short- lived- it shows not the slightest sign of emancipating itself today. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  12. I endeavored to make my smutty companions comprehend that as the tide was then running out they would not make the shore till it turned, which would not be till night. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  13. " I am afraid that I shall get my fingers smutty," said Mary Bell, " at my oven, for the stump is pretty black." – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  14. She only saw an untidy head with hair and cap falling over one ear, a red face and smutty hands, and wondered how her father, who followed her into the room could look at her and not send her away to make herself neat, or give her notice on the spot. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  15. With a careless glance at the black mark, we rebuked him for having a smutty face. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. Excursion to Smutty Nose. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  17. The pansies drooped and faded, the white dove hid its head beneath its wing and moaned; and the last pearl on the precious string grew dark when the goblin touched it with his smutty fingers. – Mother Stories by Maud Lindsay