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smear

a preparation of blood, secretions, etc., smeared onto a glass slide for examination under a microscope

smear

[smir]
(biology)
A preparation for microscopic examination made by spreading a drop of fluid, such as blood, across a slide and using the edge of another slide to leave a uniform film.
(electronics)
A television-picture defect in which objects appear to be extended horizontally beyond their normal boundaries in a blurred or smeared manner; one cause is excessive attenuation of high video frequencies in the television receiver.
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Tell your legislators that you want to see a return to individual influence as the political coin of the day and an end corporate sponsored smear campaigns.
Justice Aggrey Muchelule would then nullify Mr Rasanga's victory as the county boss because of the smear campaign ran by the ODM brigade in 2013.
Hager's book alleged the involvement of Mr Key's office in running smear campaigns against political opponents.
Wirral Council has found letter evidence that there was a smear campaign proposed against its Tory leader, Jeff Green, but no information on who was behind it COLIN LANE
Ukip is accusing the Tories of a "morally reprehensible" smear campaign, claiming Conservative Campaign Head Quarters has been trawling through the Twitter and Facebook posts of its would-be councillors.
CAIRO: In an effort to combat the ongoing smear campaign against its members, the April 6 Youth Movement launched "Ana Ibreely" (I'm April), a campaign that aims to spread accurate information about the group.
Summary: JEDDAH: Muslim intellectuals must be well prepared to confront any smear campaign against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on the Internet and in other public media, said a prominent Keralite editor.
New Delhi Civil society activists fighting for a strong anti-corruption law in the country yesterday accused the government of fanning a smear campaign against them.
New Delhi, April 21 -- Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a virtual snub to overzealous party leaders who have launched a smear campaign against Anna Hazare has said she did not approve of such measures.
MP Jarrah notified Hariri to the effect that Berri made a pledge to safeguard the reputation of Lebanese deputies including those from the Future bloc in the face of smear campaign by official mainstream medias in Syria.
NICK Clegg's claims that only the Liberal Democrats can clean up politics were yesterday hit by allegations of a smear campaign in Durham.
Fans of the seven-time world champ are urging sponsors to cut endorsement relationships with Mayweather Jr for engaging the Filipino boxer in a smear campaign.