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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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My customers will be talking about the weather but the conversation will become very smutty once they see the picture on the beer mat.
But thanks to the truly masterful writing of Kay Mellor (Playing The Field, Band Of Gold) and the superior acting skills of a great cast which includes Brenda Blethyn, Alun Armstrong and Julie Graham, it never resorts to being coarse, smutty or at all crude.
Parents and school teachers, who are held responsible for the moral behaviour of children in their care, are fighting a losing battle when the children are daily assaulted by appalling examples as portrayed in soap operas, smutty comedies and raunchy dramas.
Not because she's an innocent, or because she alone kept her mouth shut throughout half a year of White House bluster and media blather that's made her the butt of a smutty global joke.
The former Benidorm actress fired off a string of smutty jokes peppered with swear words at the gig, which was part of a three-day networking event.
It said potential workers must be prepared to perform naked in front of a web camera and engage in smutty talk with callers.
His chat show was becoming tired, his brand of smutty humour was looking a bit pass and tensions with his bosses must have been unbearable.
THE Romans called coal 'the best stone in Britain' and what we call jet was exported to Rome, causing a craze for coal necklacesp The marks of the Black Death in 1348(which killed one in three Europeans) looked like black coal erupting through the skin, with the word carbuncle deriving from the Latin word for small coal p Black umbrellas derive from the 1660s when Londoners started carrying them to protect themselves from the smutty rain falling on h empl Thomas Newcomen, a Cornish ironmonger, invented the atmospheric steam engine to pump water out of mines from 1712p In industrial cities coal smog was so bad that the average worker's life expectancy was 17 years.
It is noticeable that it is always a randy reverend, never ever a raunchy Rabbi, mucky Mullah or Smutty Sikh.
To John's birthplace you have been welcomed, be friended But now many citizens you have deeply offended Please get on a ship, a boat or a plane We don't want your smutty work here again.
The station, once known for its Friday night smutty movies and its nude gameshow Naked Jungle, will feature many of the world's best-known scientific minds, including Professor Stephen Hawking, Baroness Susan Greenfield and Professor Richard Dawkins.
Maybe because he's so camp, maybe because he's so witty, maybe because he's so stylish or maybe it's because he is just So Graham Norton but he's one of the few comics who can make smutty funny.