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smut

1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter.

2. (Science: chemical) bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.

3. (Science: botany) An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus ustilago. Ustilago segetum, or U. Carbo, is the commonest kind; that of indian corn is ustilago maydis.

4. Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity. He does not stand upon decency . . . But will talk smut, though a priest and his mother be in the room. (Addison) Smut mill, a machine for cleansing grain from smut.

Origin: Akin to Sw. Smuts, Dan. Smuds, MHG. Smuz, G. Schmutz, D. Smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. Smite. See Smite, and cf. Smitt, Smutch.


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... moths. These moths were kept down in number due to the fact they were easier to hunt. With industrialization, the lichens died on the trees and smut covered the trees making them dark. Now, the dark colored moths had the advantage over the white ones, and the populations evolved to be mostly ...

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Future Human Evolution

... would look like, so I won't go there. In art (culture) larger than life eyes are very popular including into what biohazard explained is total smut even perverse. In trying to find an example I went back in time to when in film men and woman slept in separate beds even though that was not reality ...

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by GaryGaulin
Sat May 02, 2009 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
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The Fiber Disease

... wheel that doesnt do a full circle, and to the keepers of these poisons (the church) i say your days are numbered and yes of course your souls are smut Smileykins Says: July 27th, 2006 at 8:16 pm Simplicity is the answer to all complicated things. tallcotton Says: July 27th, 2006 at 10:48 pm Al, ...

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by al
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:03 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... maydis attacks a maize plant, its cobs bear hideous tumours rather than crunchy niblets. So far, no effective means of combating the maize smut pathogen has been found. However, an international team has now made significant progress in the search for a solution. Led by researchers from ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:17 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... Classification: Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales, Ustilaginaceae (notes about:) Widely distributed in Japan. Causes loose smut in oat and infecting other gramineous plants, tall oat grass, for example. Destroys all the floral parts, producing dark brown smut spores and ...

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by London
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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