Smerlin to Smoke

(Smer"lin) n. (Zoöl.) A small loach.

(Smew) n. [Perhaps for ice- mew.] (Zoöl.) (a) small European merganser (Mergus albellus) which has a white crest; — called also smee, smee duck, white merganser, and white nun. (b) The hooded merganser. [Local, U.S.]

(Smick"er) v. i. [Akin to Sw. smickra to flatter, Dan. smigre, and perhaps to G. schmeicheln, and E. smile. Cf. Smicker, a.] To look amorously or wantonly; to smirk.

(Smick"er), a. [AS. smicere tasteful, trim. See Smicker, v.] Amorous; wanton; gay; spruce. [Obs.]

(Smick"er*ing), n. Amorous glance or inclination. [Obs.] "A smickering to our young lady." Dryden.

(Smick"et) n. [Dim. of smock.] A woman's under-garment; a smock. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Johnson.

(Smick"ly), adv. Smugly; finically. [Obs.] Ford.

(Smid"dy) n. [See Smithy.] A smithy. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Smift) n. A match for firing a charge of powder, as in blasting; a fuse.

(Smight) v. t. To smite. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Smil"a*cin) n. [Cf. F. similacine. See Smilax.] (Chem.) See Parrilin.

(Smi"lax) n. [L., bindweed, Gr. .] (Bot.) (a) A genus of perennial climbing plants, usually with a prickly woody stem; green brier, or cat brier. The rootstocks of certain species are the source of the medicine called sarsaparilla. (b) A delicate trailing plant (Myrsiphyllum asparagoides) much used for decoration. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.

(Smile) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smiled (smild); p. pr. & vb. n. Smiling.] [OE. smilen; akin to Dan. smile, Sw. smila, MHG. smielen, smieren, L. mirari to wonder at, Skr. smi to smile; and probably to E. smicker. &radic173. Cf. Admire, Marvel, Smirk.]

1. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.

He doth nothing but frown. . . . He hears merry tales and smiles not.

She smiled to see the doughty hero slain.

When last I saw thy young blue eyes, they smiled.

2. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.

'T was what I said to Craggs and Child,
Who praised my modesty, and smiled.

3. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.

The desert smiled,
And paradise was opened in the wild.

4. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; — often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.

(Smile), v. t.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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