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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.
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Macaulay may have been right to stress the chastity of Addison's overall temper, but it was not utterly inviolate and, struggle though it is to find words mild enough to describe his practice, Addison was capable in this instance at least of encoding in his discourse a faint smuttiness that would be accessible only to intelligences suitably educated and like his own.
Inspired by a true story, which was brilliantly immortalised in Jessica Yu's Oscar-winning 1996 documentary short Breathing Lessons, The Sessions is a deeply emotional character study that eschews smuttiness and mawkish sentiment, presenting Mark's condition with unflinching candour.
The film eschews smuttiness and mawkish sentiment, presenting Mark's condition with unflinching candour.
pic is so tame it earned no more than a 15 certificate in Blighty (roughly equivalent to a PG) and is more likely to offend auds for borderline-racist stereotyping than for smuttiness. "Finkels" opened on a modest number of prints in the U.K.
Mind you, even if the vicar had managed to avoid the Irish jibe, he has still offended the little old ladies of the parish who were a bit shocked by the smuttiness of some his jokes.