Smut mill
Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus {Ustilago}. {Ustilago segetum}, or {U. Carbo}, is the commonest kind; that of Indian corn is {Ustilago maydis}. [1913 Webster]

4. Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity. [1913 Webster]

He does not stand upon decency . . . but will talk smut, though a priest and his mother be in the room. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Smut mill}, a machine for cleansing grain from smut. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Smut — Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like soot or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smut — n. & v. n. 1 a small flake of soot etc. 2 a spot or smudge made by this. 3 obscene or lascivious talk, pictures, or stories. 4 a a fungous disease of cereals in which parts of the ear change to black powder. b any fungus of the order… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smut — Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to sully …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smut — Dust Dust (d[u^]st), n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. [root]71.] 1. Fine, dry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • U Carbo — Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ustilago maydis — Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ustilago segetum — Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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