No littering,” “no smoking,” “no cooking,” “no camping,” “no dogs,” “no glass containers,” “no alcohol,” “no bonfires.
The white big shots circle them, standing in tuxedoes, wolfing down buffet food, drinking liquor, smoking black cigars.
A few minutes later, a man in a 1990s Ford Probe motored up to the scene, smoking a long cigarette.
The 20th century added vaccination, refrigeration, smoking cessation, and antibiotics.
Matching the cigarette in her hand, Cyrus wears Prada heels with a pair of smoking lips across the toes.
(in English idiom, 'smoking tobacco') was the unhesitating answer.
Owen was smoking his cigar, and Washburn and my father were talking about India.
After a half hour of smoking and ruminating, I came to a conclusion.
As usual there was smoking, feasting, and the exchange of presents.
For at least a half hour he stood there, the wind in his face, smoking steadily.
late Old English smoca (rare) "fumes and volatile material given off by burning substances," related to smeocan "give off smoke," from Proto-Germanic *smuk- (cf. Middle Dutch smooc, Dutch smook, Middle High German smouch, German Schmauch), from PIE root *smeug- "to smoke; smoke" (cf. Armenian mux "smoke," Greek smykhein "to burn with smoldering flame," Old Irish much, Welsh mwg "smoke").
The more usual noun was Old English smec, which became dialectal smeech. Abusive meaning "black person" attested from 1913, American English. Smoke-eater "firefighter" is c.1930. Figurative phrase go up in smoke "be destroyed" (as if by fire) is from 1933. Smoke alarm first attested 1936; smoke-detector from 1957.
"cigarette," slang, 1882, from smoke (n.1). Also "opium" (1884). Meaning "a spell of smoking tobacco" is recorded from 1835.
Old English smocian "to produce smoke, emit smoke," especially as a result of burning, from smoke (n.1). Meaning "to drive out or away or into the open by means of smoke" is attested from 1590s. Meaning "to apply smoke to, to cure (bacon, fish, etc.) by exposure to smoke" is first attested 1590s. In connection with tobacco, "draw fumes from burning into the mouth," first recorded 1604 in James I's "Counterblast to Tobacco." Related: Smoked; smoking. Smoking gun in figurative sense of "incontestable evidence" is from 1974.
Providing evidence of crime or guilt: smoking bed/ smoking bimbo/ smoking checkbook
[1980s+; modeled on smoking gun]