, n. [OE. smere,. smeoru fat, grease; akin to D. smeer, G. schmeer, OHG. smero, Icel. smjr, Sw. & Dan. smr butter, Goth. smarr fatness, smarna dung; cf. Lith. smarsas fat. Cf. Smirch.] 1. A fat, oily substance; oinment. Johnson.
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2. Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
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Slow broke the morn,
All damp and rolling vapor, with no sun,
But in its place a moving smear of light.
Alexander Smith.
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