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Word: smear

Definition: spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing


Sentences Containing 'smear'

"Imagination," Goldstein argues, was the "smear word" of choice among 18th century French writers who considered it antithetical to "enlightened" rationality.
"It is dated from Grosvenor Mansions, written with a quill pen, and the noble lord has had the misfortune to get a smear of ink upon the outer side of his right little finger," remarked Holmes as he folded up the epistle.
All one needs to do to avail the benefits of peepal plant is smear the leaves of Peepal with ghee and then warm it on low flame.
An inoculation loop, also called a smear loop, inoculation wand or microstreaker, is a simple tool used mainly by microbiologists to retrieve an inoculum from a culture of microorganisms.
Answering only to the Prime Minister, the Director General has the power to use wiretapping, surveillance, smear tactics, disinformation, burglary, kidnapping, torture, and assassination to keep the government popular with the people.
Charles Lane, also of the "Washington Post", described Klein's article as an "outrageous smear".
English historian, Michael Burleigh, stated "Soviet attempts to smear Pius had actually commenced as soon as the Red Army crossed into Catholic Poland”, noting that the Soviets "hired a militantly anti-religious propagandist, Mikhail Markovich Sheinmann" - "Hochhuth's play...drew heavily upon Sheinmann's lies and falsehoods..."
For many years "Odontogriphus" ("toothed riddle") was known from only one specimen, an almost featureless oval smear on a slab, with hints of tiny conical teeth.
In 1999 the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) found no evidence to support the charges against Montoya, citing the previously known information as "a NGO smear campaign dating back 20 years."
In an effort of gathering some new nonpartisan energy, not to mention making it harder for the regime media to discredit and smear them as just another opposition political group, Otpor!
In an interview with "US News and World Report", Sarvis denied the accusations against him, saying they were false and part of a "smear campaign."
In January, 2012, Philipp Hildebrand denied accusations of insider trading in relation to the transaction and called the coverage "a smear campaign".
It is known that the rubber figures would be splattered with red annatto dye before being burnt and that at sometime before the 19th century it was common for the Lacandón to participate in bloodletting where they would cut their earlobe or septum and smear the figurine with blood before burning it.
KGB dissident-group infiltration featured "agents provocateur" pretending "sympathy to the cause", smear campaigns against prominent dissidents, and show trials; once imprisoned, the dissident endured KGB interrogators "and" sympathetic informant cell-mates.
Once the cheese rind has reached a level of maturity, the cheese is smear-ripened with a mixture called morge which produces its strong flavor and pale yellow rind.
Persuading a large number of the traditional electorate to abandon Milošević was another one of the areas where the smear-proof Otpor!
Regarding the opposition of moderate Muslims to the introduction of Sharia tribunals in Canada, Elmasry wrote that Canadian Muslims should not "make a cause of publicly deriding their religion, badmouthing the Prophet, ridiculing the Qur'an and mounting uninformed crusades to smear their Islamic Law, the Shariah".
Responding to the "Dispatches" programme, Galloway denounced it as a smear, credited the IFE only as one of several groups that helped his anti-war campaign, and claimed to know little about the IFE's membership or policies.
Senator Bennett Clark asserted that Morris Ernst, attorney for the "New York Post", had contacted the White House trying to engage the administration to smear FDR's opposition.
Signy had a servant smear honey on the face of Sigmund and when the she-wolf arrived she started licking the honey off Sigmund's face.
The "Washington Post" reports that "Suskind, whose claims are now the subject of two congressional investigations, yesterday continued to stand by his book and accused the CIA and White House of orchestrating a smear campaign.
The eye could not detect one creature in the group free from the smear of blood.
The Muslim Council of Britain issued a press release pointing out there is a lack of evidence of any forced conversions and suggested it is an underhand attempt to smear the British Muslim population.
The newspaper responded with a smear campaign against the SPÖ, which was considered the first successful campaign by the newspaper.
Toohey sets out to destroy Roark through a smear campaign he spearheads.
When she had entered two or three laborious items in the account-book, Jip would walk over the page, wagging his tail, and smear them all out.
Why dost thou compel them to smear the cracks in their shoes, and to have the buttons of their coats, one silk, another hair, and another glass?
Yoder used the site to smear and raise questions about her campaign and issue policy positions.

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