from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make dirty, especially in one small area.
- transitive v. To smear or blur (something).
- transitive v. To fill (an orchard or another planted area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from insects or frost.
- intransitive v. To smear something as with dirt, soot, or ink.
- intransitive v. To become smudged: Photo negatives smudge easily.
- n. A blotch or smear.
- n. A smoky fire used as a protection against insects or frost.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blemish; a smear.
- n. Dense smoke, such as that used for fumigation.
- v. To obscure by blurring; to smear.
- v. To soil or smear with dirt.
- v. To use dense smoke to protect from insects.
- v. To stifle or smother with smoke.
- v. To burn herbs as a cleansing ritual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A suffocating smoke.
- n. A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, or the like, in order, by the thick smoke, to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.
- n. That which is smeared upon anything; a stain; a blot; a smutch; a smear.
- transitive v. To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.
- transitive v. To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To smear or stain with dirt or filth; blacken with smoke.
- To smoke or cure, as herring.
- To stifle; smother.
- To make a smudge in; fumigate with a smudge: as, to smudge a tent so as to drive away insects.
- n. A spot; stain; smear.
- n. The scrapings and cleanings of paint-pots, collected and used to cover the outer sides of roof-boards as a bed for roofing-canvas.
- n. A suffocating smoke.
- n. A heap of combustibles partially ignited and emitting a dense smoke; especially, such a fire made in or near a house, tent, or the like, so as to raise a dense smoke to repel insects.
- n. In the game of set-back all-fours, the player who bids 4 and makes it, winning the came on the hand if he is not in the hole on the score at the time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
- n. a blemish made by dirt
- n. a smoky fire to drive away insects
However, I should have noted yesterday that the Jore campaign says the smudge is an erasure.
I suppose for what you call smudge regression you could choose a T so that as lambda approached some predefined value the fit would approach the average.
It was called "smudge" by some of the old railway companies that tipped any leftovers from painting their engines or coaches into a big tub, mixed them together and painted their goods wagons with it.
The smudge is the residue, and it is only the residue of his body, and it is only there because of his after-death.
Google has been stemming words for some time - enter the word smudge and Google will bold smudges and smudging in the search results.
You know that lipstick smudge is on your cheek while you're out in public, but you just don't care.
Thus, what Tommy's Collision Center called a "smudge" on the lens of the Q56's $1,000-plus high-intensity-discharge headlamp could not be "fixed" unless the entire, still completely functional, headlamp was replaced at original-equipment cost.
I can make out the shield, but the smudge is the worst "cameo" I have ever seen.
But Rogers disputed claims that umpires made him remove the dirt, saying he did so himself, calling the smudge at the base of his left thumb "dirt and rosin and all that stuff together."
This is a sage bundle, otherwise known as a smudge stick.