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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.

smudging (smuˑ·jing),

n in Native American medicine, the ritual of purifying the location, patient, healer, helpers and ritual objects by using the smoke obtained by burning sacred plants, such as sage, sweetgrass, and cedar. It alters the state of consciousness and enhances sensitivity. This altered sensitivity to imbalances in the spiritual and energetic realms is necessary for the healer to assess and treat an illness. Cleansing often initiates healing sessions.
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However, the blackening has been largely ignored, save for recent articles by McEntire (2007), and Young (2016a, 2016b).
I collected around 100 accounts of the blackening and the hen party from women aged between 21 and 93.
But while The Blackening is a deliberately intense experience - their aim was to create a "dark epic" unsuitable for radio play or MTV - they have a much simpler agenda when it comes to their live shows.
Command considered adding its own in-house black-oxide finishing system in the past, but a growing preference for shiny shank toolholders and other factors caused a drop in blackening needs until a few years ago.
HELLO BALDY: As part of a forfeit, a bald stranger has to be persuaded to have his head rubbed; PARTY ANIMALS: The hen night posse don false boobs as they whoop it up in a nightclub; THE ODD COUPLE: Lindsay and Chris sneak a kiss after being covered in foul-smelling gunk during the strange Blackening ordeal
The figure appears in only the second half of the first bar not by virtue of a printer's error but in order to show that blackening applies to only that latter half of the bar.
I decided to focus on the hen party and also the blackening, which is a very strong tradition in the north-east.
I will risk the wrath of the inventor by proclaiming that a slightly less vigorous approach will allow you to do a fine job of blackening with only an ordinary exhaust fan and filter over your cooktop.
Vegetation dryness has been measured at levels far beyond the levels considered critical, and nearly 30,000 acres of brush have already burned this summer in the hills between Santa Clarita and Palmdale, with the most recent wildfire blackening more than 100 acres last weekend.
Francis Dam collapsed and killed entire families, a wind-fueled fire ravaged the small cemetery where some of the victims are buried, blackening headstones and turning wood crosses to ash.
Within hours it had burned to Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, blackening thousands of acres.