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1. Emitting smoke, especially. In large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires.

2. Having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog. Unlustrous as the smoky light.

3. Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere.

4. Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house.

5. Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells.

6. Suspicious; open to suspicion.

(Science: chemical) Smoky quartz, a variety of quartz crystal of a pale to dark smoky-brown colour. See Quartz.

Origin: Smokier; Smokiest.

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Can some one help me with this question? In the fox, there are 9 coat colors: red, standard silver, Alaskan silver, double-black, smoky red, cross-red, blended-cross, substandard silver, and sub-Alaskan silver. A red fox was crossed with a double-black fox and their offspring were then ...

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pain scale for stings

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The Fiber Disease

... its own length. This slows it down and brings the sample to a relatively gradual stop. Since aerogel is mostly transparent - with a distinctive smoky blue cast - scientists will use these tracks to find the tiny particles. " more stardust: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/photo/aerogel.html ...

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