smoking


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Synonyms for smoking

the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion

emitting smoke in great volume

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During the conflict, I had talked a little, now and then, with a young gentleman of the White Cap Corps, and he had mentioned that he was to fight next--and had also pointed out his challenger, a young gentleman who was leaning against the opposite wall smoking a cigarette and restfully observing the duel then in progress.
They assembled in camp toward supper-time, hungry and happy; but now a difficulty arose -- hostile Indians could not break the bread of hospitality together with- out first making peace, and this was a simple im- possibility without smoking a pipe of peace.
But as I walked over the smoking ashes under the bright morning sky, I made a discovery.
As Rose bent to warm her hands, one end of Archie's cigar stuck out of the ashes, smoking furiously and smelling strongly.
I don't care a pin about smoking, so can give it up as easy as not, and I promise you I will.
Now Charlie cared as little as Archie about smoking, but it would not do to yield too soon: so he shook his head, gave a great puff, and said loftily
Bull Head and Army Points showed ahead, marking the entrance to Suisun Bay which I knew was smoking.
I should have sailed on past Bull Head, and in the smoking white of Suisun Bay, and in the wine of wind that filled my sail and poured through me, I should have forgotten my weary brain and rested and refreshed it.
As I sat in my bunk examining it (the six hunters were all in the steerage, smoking and talking in loud voices), Henderson took a passing glance at it.
Now about the time that Zarathustra sojourned on the Happy Isles, it happened that a ship anchored at the isle on which standeth the smoking mountain, and the crew went ashore to shoot rabbits.
Tom blew his smoke aside, after he had been smoking a little while, and took an observation of his friend.
James Harthouse continued to lounge in the same place and attitude, smoking his cigar in his own easy way, and looking pleasantly at the whelp, as if he knew himself to be a kind of agreeable demon who had only to hover over him, and he must give up his whole soul if required.
Feeling it necessary to do something then, he stretched himself out at greater length, and, reclining with the back of his head on the end of the sofa, and smoking with an infinite assumption of negligence, turned his common face, and not too sober eyes, towards the face looking down upon him so carelessly yet so potently.
The smoking sentinel at the door interposed in this place, and without taking his pipe from his lips, growled,
This he did, by throwing himself on his back upon the bed with his pipe in his mouth, and then kicking up his legs and smoking violently.