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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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Imagine someone whose idea of 19th-century London had been formed only by accounts of opium dens, the smuttier Rowlandson engravings, and the police reports in the Jack the Ripper case).
These puppets are way smuttier than anything ever created by the Muppetmeister, but it's hard to imagine he wouldn't have gotten a big kick out of them.
The comedy Is corny (and a bit smuttier than I remembered from last year) but Janette obviously finds It hilarious and somehow you don't like to disagree with her.
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Innocent rhymes to choose who's ``it'' (think ``eeni meany miny mo'' tigger version) took on an altogether smuttier tone involving loos and dropping bombs.