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name for an order of parasitic fungi (Ustilaginales) and the various diseases of plants caused by them. Smuts produce sootlike masses of spores on the host. The spore masses may break up into a dustlike powder readily scattered by wind (loose smuts) or remain more or less
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A fungus disease of wheat caused by two Tilletia species and characterized by grain replacement with fishy-smelling smut spores.
i. An outside loop in which the aircraft remains on the outside throughout the maneuver. The outside loop or bunt is carried out with the application of negative g instead of positive g, as in the case of a normal loop. It is generally a prohibited maneuver except for those involved in aerobatic competitions and special displays.
ii. A maneuver involving a negative g pushover, especially in an air-to-ground attack or leveling out after a zoom climb.