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- n. smack, taste
- n. tincture
- n. trace, small quantity, smidge, smattering or smidgen
- v. To have a taste, smack.
- v. To have a taste or sample of, smack of, taste.
- v. To smack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Taste; tincture; smack.
- intransitive v. To smack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To have a taste; smack.
- To have a taste of; smack of.
- n. Taste; tincture; also, a smattering; a small part.
- n. The wheatear, a bird, See the quotation under arling.
The monarch was to see bright raiment, flowers, pageantry, smiling faces only; to hear only the voices of singing men and singing women; no smatch of the abounding wormwood of life was to touch his lip, no glimpse of its we to disturb his serenity.
In waightie causes and for great purposes, wise perswaders vse graue & weighty speaches, specially in matter of aduise or counsel, for which purpose there is a maner of speach to alleage textes or authorities of wittie sentence, such as smatch morall doctrine and teach wisedome and good behauiour, by the Greeke originall we call him the directour, by the Latin he is called sententia: we may call him the sage sayer, thus.
Her husband had still his “smatch of honour,” his fragment of romance.
He passes the more plausibly because all men have a smatch of his humour, and it is thought freeness which is malice.
There is a solution attempted by some from the soul's preexistency; which, they would pretend, the Jews had some smatch of, from what they say about those souls which are in Goph, or Guph.
If he have leisure to be idle (that is to study,) he has a smatch at alcumy, and is sick of the philosopher's stone; a disease uncurable, but by an abundant phlebotomy of the purse.
And alas the diligent Merchant, when he has gotten the least smatch of this frensie, his head runs so much upon wheels, that he daily neglects his Change-time; forgets his Bils of exchange; and is alwaies
Neuerthelesse ye haue yet two or three other figures that smatch a spice of the same _false semblant_, but in another sort and maner of phrase, whereof one is when we speake in the superlatiue and beyond the limites of credit, that is by the figure which the Greeks call _Hiperbole_, Latines
For my own part I have always held him high, though there is a smatch about his morality which I would rather not have there.
Sophocles, for it seems to some to have a smatch of priggishness.