Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Smouch.
  • n. In South Africa, a peddler; a kind of commercial traveler for storekeepers in large towns, who goes through the thinly inhabited parts selling goods; an itinerant merchant. Also smous.

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Examples

  • Said that he had been trading among the Zulus; he was what we call a 'smouse' out here, and got into a row with them, I don't know how.

    Benita, an African romance

  • At any rate, his connection with the firm terminated, and for years he became a wandering "smouse," or trader, until at length he drifted into partnership with her father.

    Benita, an African romance

  • In other news, the Fearless Kitten met his first snow: and the depredations of the smouse continue:

    keep the blind down on the window. keep the pain on the inside.

  • The GRD totally ignored the scurrying AND the smouse.

    see the revelation

  • The pantry smouse (one of the pantry smice, I suspect, as this one is a juvenile -- no more than a hopper) trapped itself in the big stock pot on the bottom shelf.

    see the revelation

  • (Tossing it out in the yard, of course, merely leads to smouse reintroduction to the home.)

    see the revelation

  • Then I met a Peruvian smouse, and sold him my clothes and bought from him these.

    Greenmantle

  • I met a Peruvian smouse, and sold him my clothes and bought from him these.

    Greenmantle

  • He had lately purchased a new gun from some _smouse_ or trader, and he was about to exhibit his skill in the use of it, before the eyes of his admiring subjects.

    The Giraffe Hunters

  • Annoyed at his want of success, he had some doubts as to his weapon being what had been represented by the smouse from whom he had purchased it.

    The Giraffe Hunters

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