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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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Macaulay may have been right to stress the chastity of Addison's overall temper, but it was not utterly inviolate and, struggle though it is to find words mild enough to describe his practice, Addison was capable in this instance at least of encoding in his discourse a faint smuttiness that would be accessible only to intelligences suitably educated and like his own.
The film eschews smuttiness and mawkish sentiment, presenting Mark's condition with unflinching candour.
pic is so tame it earned no more than a 15 certificate in Blighty (roughly equivalent to a PG) and is more likely to offend auds for borderline-racist stereotyping than for smuttiness.
Anyway, smuttiness aside (it is Sunday morning after all), you have to take off your fake leopard skin pillar-box hat to anyone who can look as resplendent in a street sweeper's community service orange jerkin as he can in a tutu with blue make-up dripping down his head and a big pair of false boobs.
Mind you, even if the vicar had managed to avoid the Irish jibe, he has still offended the little old ladies of the parish who were a bit shocked by the smuttiness of some his jokes.