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Smear, to daub, to soil, to stain: “s. with dust their glittering golden towers,” Lucr. 945. Lucr. 945 “--ed thus and mired with infamy,” Ado IV, 1, 135 (Q smirched). “triumphant death, --ed with captivity,” H6A IV, 7, 3. “my glory --ed in dust and blood,” H6C V, 2, 23. “this painting wherein you see me --ed,” Cor. I, 6, 69. “s. the sleepy grooms with blood,” Mcb. II, 2, 49. “--ed with heraldry more dismal,” Hml. II, 2, 477. cf. Besmear.
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