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smut

 (smŭt)
n.
1.
a. A particle of dirt or soot: "the smoke and flames blowing from the lantern which peppered him with large black smuts" (Joyce Cary).
b. A smudge made by soot, smoke, or dirt.
2. Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
v. smut·ted, smut·ting, smuts
v.tr.
1. To blacken or smudge, as with smoke or grime.
2. To affect (a plant) with smut fungus.
v.intr.
To be or become blackened or smudged.

[From Middle English smotten, smutten, to defile.]

smut′ti·ly adv.
smut′ti·ness n.
smut′ty adj.

Smuts

 (smŭts, smœts), Jan Christiaan 1870-1950.
South African soldier and politician. He was a Boer commander in the second Boer War (1899-1902) and prime minister of the Union of South Africa (1919-1924 and 1939-1948).

Smuts

(smʌts)
n
(Biography) Jan Christiaan (jan ˈkristiˌan). 1870–1950, South African statesman; prime minister (1919–24; 1939–48). He fought for the Boers during the Boer War, then worked for Anglo-Boer reconciliation and served the Allies during World Wars I and II

Smuts

(smʌts, smœts)

n.
Jan Christiaan, 1870–1950, prime minister of South Africa 1919–24, 1939–48.
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References in classic literature ?
"What do you mean by tumbling into my bed all covered with smuts?" said the rat, chattering his teeth.
The dumpling had been peeled off Tom Kitten, and made separately into a bag pudding, with currants in it to hide the smuts.
Doubtless General Jan Smuts would be glad to meet and question her.
A ship was blazing brightly alongside one of the wharves near the bridge, and the air was full of drifting smuts and of a heavy acrid smell of burning.
He seemed not to notice, but remarked that the smuts of London were not quite so bad as they used to be when he was a student here.
Come, come, you old Smut, there, bear a hand, and let's have that ferule and buckle-screw; I'll be ready for them presently.
Halloa, there, you Smut! bear a hand there with those screws, and let's finish it before the resurrection fellow comes a-calling with his horn for all legs, true or false, as brewery-men go round collecting old beer barrels, to fill 'em up again.
He cleansed his hand on the straw, and cleaned most of the smut from his face.
If you say to an Englishman, "You have a smut on your nose," he will proceed to remove it, but there will be no such effect if you say the same thing to a Frenchman who knows no English.
Her attendant--for she had one--was a red-faced, round- eyed, slovenly girl, who, from a certain roughness about the bare arms that peeped from under her draggled shawl, and the half-washed- out traces of smut and blacklead which tattooed her countenance, was clearly of a kin with the servants-of-all-work on the form: between whom and herself there had passed various grins and glances, indicative of the freemasonry of the craft.
Summary: Cape Town [South Africa], Sep 5 (ANI): Uncapped spinner George Linde has replaced Jon Jon Smuts in the South Africa squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against India, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Thursday.
Thakur shows how Indian delegations twice used South African general and diplomat Jan Smuts' (1870-1950) own words to discredit him in international negotiations.