2. A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of
a house, tent, or the like, in order, by the thick smoke, to keep off mosquitoes or other insects. [U. S.]
3. That which is smeared upon anything; a stain; a blot; a smutch; a smear.
(Smudge), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smudged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Smudging.]
1. To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.
2. To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke.
(Smudg"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being smudged, soiled, or blurred. C. A. Young.
(Smug) a. [Of. Scand. or Low German origin; cf. LG. smuck, G. schmuck, Dan. smuk, OSw.
smuck, smöck, and E. smock, smuggle; cf. G. schmuck ornament. See Smock.] Studiously neat or
nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly precise; smooth and prim.
They be so smug and smooth.Robynson
The smug and scanty draperies of his style.De Quincey.
A young, smug, handsome holiness has no fellow.Beau. & Fl.
(Smug), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Smugging.] To make smug, or spruce.
Thus said, he smugged his beard, and stroked up fair.Dryton.
(Smug"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smuggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Smuggling ] [Of Low German
or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to
introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep.
1. To import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed
by law; as, to smuggle lace.
2. Fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely.
(Smug"gle), v. i. To import or export in violation of the customs laws.
1. One who smuggles.
2. A vessel employed in smuggling.
(Smug"ly), adv. In a smug manner. [R.] Gay.
(Smug"ness), n. The quality or state of being smug.
(Smut) n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain,
smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See Smite, v. t.,
and cf. Smitt, Smutch.]
1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter.