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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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We're pretty sure that Prospect is a member of the FBI and has been sent here to infiltrate the Smut Peddlers.
Yet, its ability to attack only johnsongrass and related sorghum species keeps this smut from exacting a similar toll on other grass crops like sugarcane and wheat, which succumb to other species of smut.
Five years ago, his `aunt' Smuts Blonde was the 3-1 market leader for the Powerstown Park Oaks, but injury forced her withdrawal after the first round.
LaRue said, "There's so much smut on the Internet that one must wonder if there's a cyber-Dunkin Donuts keeping law enforcement off the information superhighway.
The 39-year-old - youngest of the Baldwin acting clan that includes Alec, Daniel and William - objected to the smut shop near his New York state home.
Stevie has been a member of NEBSA for many years and his performances are notable for being completely devoid of smut and bad language and yet he always leaves his audience in fits of laughter.
In 1985, rental of "hardcore smut videos generated an estimated $79 million; by 2001, that figure had increased nearly tenfold, to $759 million.
emergence of Karnal bunt--a smut fungus that devastates wheat--was triggered by the burning of infected fields in Mexico.
Clonbony Ash's third litter, by Smokey Smut, included Top Smut, who collected his 2001 Derby ticket at Bandon.
BRITISH television firms should have made one New Year's resolution - to keep smut off the small screen.
Maginnis said, "Unfortunately, instead of recognizing the hypocrisy of selling material that exploits women, it cowered behind Pentagon lawyers afraid of smut purveyors like Guccione.
The goal with this advice is not to turn parents into snoops invading their kids' privacy, but rather to help them protect their kids from smut peddlers and anonymous predators roaming the Internet," concludes Feldman.