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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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UltraClear SuperClean lenses are smudge-resistant meaning fewer smudges, such as pesky fingerprints build up on the lenses.
Thanks to this durable, anti-reflective coating with oleophobic properties (DARO left), fingerprints and smudges on picture glazing don t have a chance compared to an antireflective coating without DARO.
But no matter what I tried, I couldn't get the fingerprints and other smudges off the finish.
Stephen Bunn says he smudges to help with the grief he feels after his brother committed suicide, but officials at his Manitoba school point out that they have a scent-free policy and have asked him not to attend school if he smudges in the morning.
Spudz Pro is a microfiber cloth that removes stubborn smudges and fingerprints from smartphones, tablets, camera lenses, eyewear and other surfaces.
The long brush makes this mascara easy to apply without risking any clumps or smudges. It also lasts all day without any touch-ups.
"Quick-drying inks were another important factor so badges could be handled immediately as they came off the printer without smudges," the release adds.
The backdrops, by Howard Hodgkin, consisted of large black smudges on white backgrounds, evocatively lit by James Ingalls.
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.
Each set retails for $34.99 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.