American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To soil or stain.
- n. A stain or spot of dirt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To blacken with smoke, soot, or the like; smudge.
- n. A black spot; a black stain; a smudge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stain; a dirty spot.
- v. To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal.
- v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
- Perhaps alteration of smudge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Strether felt HIS character receive for the instant a smutch from all the wrong things he had suspected or believed.”
“Item, in another he had a little leather bottle full of old oil, wherewith, when he saw any man or woman in a rich new handsome suit, he would grease, smutch, and spoil all the best parts of it under colour and pretence of touching them, saying, This is good cloth; this is good satin; good taffeties!”
“Against this grisly, dark smutch the whites of the man's eyes stood out like sculpted marbles.”
“When I find a slut asleep, I smutch her face if it be clean; but if it be dirty, I wash it in the next piss pot that I can find: the balls I use to wash such sluts withal is a sow's pancake or a pilgrim's salve.”
“See what you're doing, Steve!" he cried, pointing at the oily smutch.”
“Through the smoke and smutch which stained the canvas was seen a gray-haired, saintly woman's head.”
“I detected a smutch of yellowish paint upon it, nothing more.”
“They were alert, well-muscled; their faces were streaked with paleness and a black smutch like dancers made up for a masquerade.”
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“She was minus the dust-cap and the ruffled apron, but she had a dab of flour on the left cheek, and a smutch of crock on her forehead.”
“Then after attempting to sanctify the baby -- a ceremony wholly imaginary and described with a smutch of revolting coarseness -- the sisters send the baby packing back to the Protestant Detectoral Association.”
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