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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SMOKE OUT

They came in while I was smoking, and I stayed behind to have my smoke out.'

Mills emitted an enormous cloud of smoke out of his distended cheeks.

"Why, I reckon she is tol'able fair," said Haley, blowing the smoke out of his mouth.

He sat very calm, puffing the smoke out in to the night air.

The other side was left open to let the light in and the smoke out.

He let the smoke out with a long sigh and laid the pipe down.

I then uncovered the mouth of the cave to let the smoke out.

He put a light to his pipe, blew the smoke out, and stared at the ceiling.

They ought to be able to smoke out the Yankees, and drive them from their holes.

All at once there was thunder, and then the stove began to smoke out into the cave.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English smoca (rare) "fumes and volatile material given off by burning substances," related to smeocan "give off smoke," from Proto-Germanic *smuk- (cf. Middle Dutch smooc, Dutch smook, Middle High German smouch, German Schmauch), from PIE root *smeug- "to smoke; smoke" (cf. Armenian mux "smoke," Greek smykhein "to burn with smoldering flame," Old Irish much, Welsh mwg "smoke").

The more usual noun was Old English smec, which became dialectal smeech. Abusive meaning "black person" attested from 1913, American English. Smoke-eater "firefighter" is c.1930. Figurative phrase go up in smoke "be destroyed" (as if by fire) is from 1933. Smoke alarm first attested 1936; smoke-detector from 1957.

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