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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.

smut

a group of fungal infections of the seedheads of cereals. Infected grain fed to livestock may be poisonous.

barley smut
Ustilago hordei thought to cause infertility and stillbirths.
wheat smut
Tilletia tritici thought to cause glomerulonephritis in pigs.
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The man lacks any real talent anyway, other than a capacity to be outrageous, smutty and edgy.
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This shamelessly smutty site celebrates the inadvertently phallic logo by handing out gongs to those that are the most life like.
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The chain's chief executive, Jacqueline Gold, argues it is a reputable high street retailer, not a smutty sex shop, and the ban is unlawful.
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Royal author Andrew Morton has attacked the Edinburgh Festival - for being too smutty.
Though supposedly controversial, you have to wait 30 minutes before there's anything smutty.
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