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His intensity of loathing leads him to besmear his antagonists with filth.
SWIFTLESLIE STEPHEN
Was it honour and fair play to besmear my mother's name, to throw reflections upon my birth?
THE DAY OF JUDGMENTJOSEPH HOCKING
They fashion his image of kadamb7 wood and besmear it with red lead.
THE TRIBES AND CASTES OF THE CENTRAL PROVINCES OF INDIAR. V. RUSSELL
Madame Boche, in her turn, caught sight of Lantier and uttered a faint cry without ceasing to besmear her face with her tears.
L'ASSOMMOIREMILE ZOLA
The reverse of besmear is to rub off; hence to obliterate means to rub out, to erase.
ORTHOGRAPHYELMER W. CAVINS
Letter (from L. linere, to besmear); so called because smeared on parchment and not cut on wood.
ORTHOGRAPHYELMER W. CAVINS
The colours with which they besmear the bodies of both sexes possibly date from the same common origin.
A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THE SETTLEMENT AT PORT JACKSONWATKIN TENCH
They also besmear their bodies with grease and coloured earths.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE VARIETIES OF MANROBERT GORDON LATHAM
When serpents sting, the only remedy is to kill the serpent, and besmear the wound with the fat.
LETTERS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, VOL. I (OF 2)SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
The women besmear themselves with the most disgusting filth.
THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AND THE WORSHIP OF THE DEAD, VOLUME I (OF 3)SIR JAMES GEORGE FRAZER

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