Smudge (?), n. [Cf. Dan. smuds smut, E. smutch, or smoke.]

1.

A suffocating smoke.

Grose.

2.

A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, or the like, in order, by the thick smoke, to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.

[U. S.]

Bartlett.

3.

That which is smeared upon anything; a stain; a blot; a smutch; a smear.

<-- smudge pot, a device containing combustibles which burns smokily, used by farmers to inhibit damage to crops caused by frost. -->

 

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Smudge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smudged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Smudging.]

1.

To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.

2.

To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke.

 

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