American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having been smeared.
- adj. Tending to smear or soil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to smear or soil; viscous; adhesive.
- Showing smears; smeared: as, a smeary drawing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous.
“My continued doubts about the Nikon 10-24 regard the "smeary" corners at wider focal lengths on most, but not all, images I've seen.”
“Place of Origin: Hebei, China (Mainland) copper wire recycling plant: used to extract the wire and make the wires into granula. copper wire recycling plant: specially used to process the automobile electricity route, the communication electric cable line and each kind of smeary mixed material electric cable line.”
“Through the smeary glass, Cara could just make out the neat white shutters of her own house across the street.”
“The streets were smeary with neon rivulets, and a steam-haze rose from hot pavement.”
“Legs at 0.14 do seem pale and I think the call sounds like a deep nasal laugh : so I'll go for the species named after German zoologist Karl Michahelles.and petemoulton said:One other thing: the red gonydeal spot is kind of smeary, and seems to extend a bit onto the upper mandible.”
“I mean, sometimes things like electrons are point-sized, and sometimes “smeary”, depending on who is doing the describing.”
“I managed four of the five we set -- a 5.7 (Crinkle Monster, which had me nearly crying I was so scared -- did I mention how much I hate outdoor climbing?) with a big crank around an overhang, smeary feet and underclings, two easyish ones on the slab at the right end, and a 5.5 on the left end which was sort of festooned with cobwebs in the crevices.”
“Is it already a big blur, a fading Polaroid, a smeary dreamscape of pain and wonder and random celebrity deaths?”
“Setting dancing figures - dancing in all manners, from ballroom to ballet to American Bandstand - inside strange, smeary landscape spaces, unspecific except for the spectacular, even apocalyptic explosions that silhouette (and sometimes surround) the dancers, Carson imbues her pictures with a frightening energy.”
“I beckon her to the window, a wide glass wall, the sun a smeary ball of orange, melting, splintering into canals, glinting off the byways and eddies and cross-running tides of the lagoon, light thrown awry, refracted, diamonds tossed across a fractured jigsaw of bluish green.”
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Mysterious and theoretical substances and "stuff" of legend. More emphasis on the ancient, mystical, mythical, folklore, mathematical, and scientific. I won't be listing too many "sci-fi" or comed...
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