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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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Newspaper accounts described the raucous reception General Smuts had, but the project said it "did little to satisfy those miners who were totally against the combing-out process", adding: "For them, General Smuts was indeed an unwelcome guest in the Welsh Valleys.
Een van Johan Smuts se bekendste artikels was "Slot en sleutels" oor Etienne Leroux se roman Sewe dae by die Silbersteins.
Smuts (1926) regarded psychology as too impersonal to study great personalities and believed that the artistic, ethical and spiritual values, which they embody, related to the holistic tendency of the personality, best studied via personology.
Dropped back to a mile and six furlongs at Redcar last time, Jan Smuts again lost little in defeat at the hands of Blue Top, conceding weight to the winner and posting arguably a career-best effort in the process.
It was left to their successors to rekindle the flame: J P J van Rensburg, Lecturer from 1939 to 1943, Senior Lecturer from 1944 and Professor in Classics, 1947-1976; Dr P J Rabie, Lecturer before leaving in 1948 to become a lawyer; Dr F Smuts, Lecturer in 1947 and Professor in 1951; Ms L Baumbach, Junior Lecturer, who left for Cambridge in 1955; A M Hugo and P J Conradie, assistants and after doctoral studies in Holland, Senior Lecturers in 1958; and Ms S Fitzpatrick, assistant.
Dialogue between the group's leaders and the bishops is "very tentative and some bishops are not sure how best to do it," Smuts said, noting that the talks were necessary to "give the lead to priests, some of whom are unsure how to engage in their parishes with these groupings.
Imagine that, and then you can begin to appreciate who Jan Christian Smuts once was in South Africa.
Leaders of developing countries especially have been opposed to humanitarian interventions, which they view as a form of neo-colonialism, a Smuts redux.
Address for correspondence: Heidi Smuts, Division of Medical Virology, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences/NHLS Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Rd, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa; email: hsmuts@curie.
What University of Michigan psychologist Barbara Smuts learned while working with wild baboons in Africa gave her special rapport with her own dog back home.
Jan Smuts was not only a statesman and a soldier, he was a man of daunting intellect who counted among his friends Winston Churchill and Mohandas Gandhi.
This administration has time and time again ignored Californians' wishes and pushed for development instead of preservation,'' said Dan Smuts, assistant regional director for The Wilderness Society.