I like taking that old Hollywood idea and putting rock and roll on top of it and messing it up and smudging it.
A star shell makes a beautiful light on a white countenance, so don't be afraid of smudging yourselves.
This blotting, this smudging, is very slight, but it exists; it is always there.
The failure to attend to smudging, even on one occasion, may result in the loss of the entire crop of plums, apples or pears.
Windbreaks as often favor the frost as the vine, and smudging or heating the vineyards is too expensive to be practical.
The pale rose of sunrise is smudging over the last flickerings of the grey night.
smudging is too expensive for the extensive system of peach-orcharding practiced in the East.
In vain at evening, when gathered about the damp, smudging firewood, Harris would bring up to her the causes of her flight.
It was as though a hand had been passed over the picture, smudging the outlines and rendering the whole thing of dubious value.
Nevertheless, the assassin was quite equal to smudging out the detectives, believe me, Sir Walter.
early 15c., smogen "to soil, stain, blacken," of obscure origin. Related: Smudged; smudging. Meaning "make a smoky fire" is from 1860, hence smudge-pot (1903). The noun meaning "a stain, spot, smear" is first attested 1768, from the verb.