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smut

(smŭt),
A fungal disease of cereal grains caused by species of Ustilago and characterized by dark brown or black masses of spores on the plants; for example, corn smut (U. maydis); loose smut of wheat (U. nuda)

smut

(1) Obscenity—i.e., lewd language or conversation.
(2) Pornography, see there.

smut

a group of fungal infections of the seedheads of cereals. Infected grain fed to livestock may be poisonous.

barley smut
Ustilago hordei thought to cause infertility and stillbirths.
wheat smut
Tilletia tritici thought to cause glomerulonephritis in pigs.
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Een van Johan Smuts se bekendste artikels was "Slot en sleutels" oor Etienne Leroux se roman Sewe dae by die Silbersteins.
Dropped back to a mile and six furlongs at Redcar last time, Jan Smuts again lost little in defeat at the hands of Blue Top, conceding weight to the winner and posting arguably a career-best effort in the process.
It was left to their successors to rekindle the flame: J P J van Rensburg, Lecturer from 1939 to 1943, Senior Lecturer from 1944 and Professor in Classics, 1947-1976; Dr P J Rabie, Lecturer before leaving in 1948 to become a lawyer; Dr F Smuts, Lecturer in 1947 and Professor in 1951; Ms L Baumbach, Junior Lecturer, who left for Cambridge in 1955; A M Hugo and P J Conradie, assistants and after doctoral studies in Holland, Senior Lecturers in 1958; and Ms S Fitzpatrick, assistant.
Dialogue between the group's leaders and the bishops is "very tentative and some bishops are not sure how best to do it," Smuts said, noting that the talks were necessary to "give the lead to priests, some of whom are unsure how to engage in their parishes with these groupings.
Imagine that, and then you can begin to appreciate who Jan Christian Smuts once was in South Africa.
Smuts, politician Louis Botha, and President Steyn himself, continued until 1902.
Eventually, Smuts not only became highly sensitive to the mood and intentions of the troop as a whole but also appreciated that each baboon had a distinctive personality and presence.
Quite simply, President Bush is using a walk in the park to camouflage his true environmental record of opening pristine lands to oil and gas development, logging, mining and off-road vehicle use,'' Smuts said.
Already subject to much suspicion, this comforting conception can be further undermined with the case of Field-Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950), (1) for half a century South Africa's leading soldier, statesman and intellectual, as well as a driving force behind the setting up of the Commonwealth and the United Nations (FIGURE 1).
In October 1900, Jan Smuts laid out how the more localized conflicts were prosecuted, once he and General J.
Bunts/Smuts: Bunt; Stinking bunt; Dwarf bunt; Karnal bunt; Loose smut; Semi-loose smut; Black loose smut; False loose smut; Covered smut
While he has not won since claiming an amateur riders' ''' event at Musselburgh in May, Jan Smuts has certainly been holding his own for trainer Wilf Storey, bouncing back from a mid-season low to be trouble the judge again lately.