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- v. To blacken with smut; foul with soot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To blacken with smut; foul with soot.
Hypocrisy and a spirit of error will so besmut God's ordinances, that he shall take no pleasure in them: but sincerity, and honesty in duties, will make even those circumstances that in themselves are indifferent, at least comely in the sight of men.