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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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Smudging is a gentle sign of our deep desire to live more fully the vows made in baptism, and more fully the prayer with*which we enter this holy season:
It is used for smudging and purification, and in Native American ceremonies.
Evidently there are Elders out there fudging (or is it smudging) this line, with good, logical reasoning.
Patrick's Church in Lethbridge where a smudging ceremony was performed with sweetgrass in place of the Penitential Rite.
Addition of the zeolite pigment to linerboard coating formulations not only improves flexo print quality but also prevents smudging in direct post print and eliminates metal marking.
Once you're able to construct a good value scale, try your hand at smudging --which you'll be glad to know is much easier.
For the most part Allen keeps his paint thin, brushing and smudging a surface that could be sky, land, and the space of imagination all at once.
The court held that a prison policy that prohibited inmates from "smudging" with herbs did not violate the First Amendment.
The focus of the initiative is Cover Girl's new mascara technology, a proprietary "clean look" formula billed as not smudging or smearing.
It's the new thing in New York to aid a swift house sale - but "smudging" has yet to catch on in the conservative Cotswolds.
Smudging may also be used to cleanse, purify and bless the part of our Mother, the Earth which we utilize in seeking after the spiritual.