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smudging

A term of art referring to the deposition of soot from partially burnt gases from a discharged firearm.

smudging

(smŭj′ĭng)
A speech defect in which difficult consonants are omitted.

smudging (smuˑ·jing),

n in Native American medicine, the ritual of purifying the location, patient, healer, helpers and ritual objects by using the smoke obtained by burning sacred plants, such as sage, sweetgrass, and cedar. It alters the state of consciousness and enhances sensitivity. This altered sensitivity to imbalances in the spiritual and energetic realms is necessary for the healer to assess and treat an illness. Cleansing often initiates healing sessions.
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The inventor of the Smudge Cleaner has developed a working prototype that has been utilized with success.
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Billie wishes to grow beautiful flowers and plants like her forest friends, Rhubarb and Smudge, skilled unicorn/gardeners.
Jack Smudge has enjoyed a sterling juvenile campaign and can make it five in a row in the wolverhampton-racecourse.
JACK Smudge has enjoyed a fine juvenile season and he can make it five in a row in the wolverhampton-racecourse.
Smudge chases Biscuit around, he plays hide and seek but she doesn't know that they are playing.