Such is the story of the hole which you have marked, and of the smudge upon the wood.
Ahead, he could see the smudge of the Black Fleet's smoke on the horizon.
And to-day "the smudge" has grown more than ever ineffective.
"Come to council," I sent up, while they helped to keep the smudge thick.
“What a shame,” he said, as it fell on his letter, and made a smudge.