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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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Making field drawings relies less upon refined techniques like smudging and erasing than upon attention to fine detail, accurate placement of features, and good descriptive notes.
Start smudging and continue to build the image until the desired density is met.
Once you have done the last bit of smudging and you are satisfied with the results, protect the drawing with a clear acrylic spray fixative.
To reduce dot gain and prevent smudging, the coating structure requires "opening" to provide pores for rapid capillary transport of ink vehicle from the surface.
You can also use smudging to "cleanse" crystals before use.
The three most used plant materials for smudging are sage of all types, cedar and sweetgrass.
Accent laminates inkjet-printed CDs and DVDs for a glossy, professional finish that is highly resistant to water, scratching, smudging and UV light.
Colour concentration is not the best but it looks natural and does last without smudging.
Whether a customer is printing a document on plain paper or printing a photo of the family's summer vacation on our new DuraBrite Ink Glossy Photo Paper, this printer ensures that precious memories are printed on output that is durable and will stand up over time to light, water and smudging," said Rodrigo Catalan, product manager, consumer ink jet printers, Epson.
Intermec's ThermaMax ribbons are engineered and tested to provide optimum print quality with a variety of thermal transfer printers and label substrates, resulting in printed labels that resist smudging and smearing," said Cindy Hill, product manager for Intermec's media supplies business unit.
This new award-winning creative entertainment tool allows users to create liquid images and manipulate them in real time by smearing, smudging, stretching, and fusing images.