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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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It's very wearable if you keep the smudginess close to the lower lashline and wear a good undereye concealer to avoid you looking tired.
An integral part of the text are the various charcoal drawings by William Kentridge, himself a Johannesburger, which capture the grit, the modernity, the 'smudginess' of life lived in 'The Big Smoke'.
Even the occasionally annoying smudginess of the DV lensing can't diminish this latest effort by indic filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, a picaresque account of a quixotic quest by a mostly engaging but sporadically unsettling fellow who sincerely believes he's in communication with Joan of Arc.