Definition of Smearing

1. Verb. (present participle of smear) ¹



2. Noun. Something smeared or daubed. ¹

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Definition of Smearing

1. smear [v] - See also: smear

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smearing

smear culture
smear dab
smear layer
smear test
smear tests
smear word
smearcase
smearcases
smeared
smearer
smearers
smearier
smeariest
smearily
smeariness
smearing (current term)
smearings
smearproof
smears
smeary
smeath
smeaths
smectic
smectics
smectite
smectites
smectitic
smectogen
smectogens
smeddum

Literary usage of Smearing

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1. Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Agricultural Discoveries (1810)
"Inutility of smearing Sheep. By AS—Farmer's Mag. No. 38. THIS writer states, that he possesses a sheep-farm in a very high and ..."

2. Chambers's encyclopædia by Chambers W. and R., ltd (1874)
"... or ' smearing' of the flocks, to kill vermin, prevent skin disease, and preserve and cultivate the wool crop. The young branches of heath, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The old method of smearing the vellum with tincture of gall restored the writing, but did irreparable damage by blackening the surface, and, ..."

4. Through the Kalahari Desert: A Narrative of a Journey with Gun, Camera, and by William Hunt, G. Antonio Farini (1886)
"Butterfly-hunting—A chameleon—Mixing the poison-pot—smearing the arrows—How the arrows are made—" Honey-beer "—How the wild-bees' nests are ..."

5. Management and Feeding of Sheep by Thomas Shaw (1914)
"Washing and smearing show sheep—Certain breeds of sheep are washed when preparing ... The practice of smearing the wool of certain breeds, as, for instance, ..."

6. Dictionary of the Hausa Language by Charles Henry Robinson, Hausa Association, London (1913)
"... the name of a poison used for smearing arrows. roka, conversation, used in Zaria for fira. roka or roko, Kanuri logo (cf. 9 JJ s * , Ar. f$t=>j from *£y ..."

7. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"... or smearing. Glazing by volatilisation is effected by conveying into the oven a salt or metallic vapour which shall form with the silica of the mass »o ..."

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