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smudge

[sməj]
(plant pathology)
Any of several fungus diseases of cereals and other plants characterized by dark, sooty discolorations.

smudge

1. A mark or smear on a surface, as from a hand or object rubbing dirt on a paint film.
2. The scrapings and cleanings of paint pots, mixed together and used as a primer.
3. In plumbing, a mixture of glue sizing and lampblack; painted on a lead surface to prevent solder from adhering.
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Perfect for everyday situations - like wearing your glasses in the rain, reflections when you're driving, or those persistent finger smudges.
Thanks to its Durable Anti-Reflective coating with Oleophobic (DARO) properties, annoying fingerprints and smudges can now be removed from the glass very easily using a damp, soft cloth.
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Spudz Pro is a microfiber cloth that removes stubborn smudges and fingerprints from smartphones, tablets, camera lenses, eyewear and other surfaces.
Comes with a nice, springy brush but smudges just slightly when waterproof testing comes into play.
The long brush makes this mascara easy to apply without risking any clumps or smudges.
Quick-drying inks were another important factor so badges could be handled immediately as they came off the printer without smudges," the release adds.
Set in England, it is a story of modern-day students, with sinister smudges from the past.
5 If you find it tricky to coat your lower lashes, pop a piece of tissue underneath them to catch any smudges or spills.
God knows that in all of us lurk some terrible secrets, dark smudges on the otherwise happy faces we would put before each other and the world.
99 and comes with a handled portfolio bag complete with tips and techniques on cross-hatching; stippling; pastel applications; charcoal smudges and rubs; ink pen wash; pencil shading; etc.
In recent years, the smudges have given way to tidier patches of black tape.