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WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

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Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Idioms for smoke

    go up / end in smoke, to terminate without producing a result; be unsuccessful: All our dreams went up in smoke.

Origin of smoke

before 1000; (noun) Middle English; Old English smoca; (v.) Middle English smoken,Old English smocian

OTHER WORDS FROM smoke

smokelike, adjectivean·ti·smoke, adjective, nounun·smoked, adjectiveun·smok·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for smoke (1 of 2)

smoke
/ (sməʊk) /

noun

verb

See also smoke out

Derived forms of smoke

smokable or smokeable, adjective

Word Origin for smoke

Old English smoca (n); related to Middle Dutch smieken to emit smoke

British Dictionary definitions for smoke (2 of 2)

Smoke
/ (sməʊk) /

noun

the Smoke short for Big Smoke
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Scientific definitions for smoke

smoke
[ smōk ]

A mixture of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and other gases, usually containing particles of soot or other solids, produced by the burning of carbon-containing materials such as wood and coal.
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Idioms and Phrases with smoke

smoke

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