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smudging

A term of art referring to the deposition of soot from partially burnt gases from a discharged firearm.

smudging

(smŭj′ĭng)
A speech defect in which difficult consonants are omitted.
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First, the hen party is generally a female only affair (the male equivalent is the stag party), whereas the blackening is celebrated by both men and women, often together.
Whether Machine Head make another trip to Tyneside before work begins on The Blackening's follow-up is anyone's guess.
The album gave the band their highest chart position in the UK, number 16, and has become a metalmust-have, but after three years of touring it, Machine Head will pack up The Blackening and return to the studio in April.
Flynn said that writing "The Blackening" was actually the easy part.
Blackening mix: 3 tbsp cayenne; 2 tsp mustard powder; 2 tsp dried oregano; 4 tsp garlic powder; 3 tsp onion powder; 1 tsp celery salt; pinch thyme; 2 tsp white pepper; 4 x 15Og/5oz halibut steaks; salt and freshly ground black pepper; lime wedges, fresh coriander and rice or chips to serve.
Blackening somebody's face with shoe polish or soot is considered a grave insult in India.
Blackening someone's face with soot or shoe polish is a grave insult in India and The Raza Academy, that offered the reward, also organised a protest in which 100 hardline Muslims carried banners calling for the Indian-born author to be killed.
It explores them first as images, Classically-clad in the eighteenth century, and then as functional structures, blackening the industrial skyline.
(1-3) Endoscopy will detect a diffuse blackening of the esophagus that ends abruptly at the transitional line of the esophagogastric junction (figure).
You won't be able to get the slide to close all the way but the blackening will rub off and show you where to remove metal.
For, despite never having been to a hen night, 21-year-old Lindsey, from Keith, in Moray, knows she will be subjected to a "blackening" - a tradition of the North East.