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Synonyms for smut

something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency

to soil with foreign matter

Synonyms for smut

a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc

make obscene

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stain with a dirty substance, such as soot

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become affected with smut

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affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn

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Representing Grace, Peter Healy responded that the company will test the polyester side up, as well as plate length and bend, to combat smutting. So far, he said, there is no indication that cushion friction or firmness are linked to the problem.
Bill Kee, from Hercules Inc.'s Merigraph business looked to metal-backed plates for help in eliminating smutting.
Though all devised various solutions, he continued, work remains on identifying factors that may contribute to smutting (e.g., nip pressure, surface speed) and finding a single way to address the matter in manufacturing and/or during printing.
Long Beach Press-Telegram pressroom manager George Shown said the methods reduce smutting by 70%.
Since installing blowers there, Rodney said, "we have seen no more smutting ....