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Smoke, vb. 1) intr. a) to emit vapour, to steam: “her face doth reek and s.” Ven. 555. “his hand . . . --ing with pride,” Lucr. 438. “this night, whose black contagious breath already --s about the burning crest of the old sun,” John V, 4, 34. “his --ing blood,” H6C II, 3, 21; “thy falchion --ing in his blood,” R3 I, 2, 94; Cor. I, 4, 11; Caes. III, 1, 158; Mcb. I, 2, 18; Lr. V, 3, 223.
b) to suffer, to be in a sad pickle: “some of you shall s. for it in Rome,” Tit. IV, 2, 111.
2) tr. a) to scent by smoke: “I was --ing a musty room,” Ado I, 3, 61. “s. the temple with our sacrifices,” Cymb. V, 5, 398.
b) to smell out, to find out: “he was first --d by the old lord Lafeu,” All's III, 6, 111. “they begin to s. me,” IV, 1, 30.
c) to curry: “I'll s. your skin-coat, an I catch you right,” John II, 139.
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