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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.
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.