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 for smut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smut \Smut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smutted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Smutting.]
     1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or
        other dirty substance.
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     2. To taint with mildew, as grain. --Bacon.
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     3. To blacken; to sully or taint; to tarnish.
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     4. To clear of smut; as, to smut grain for the mill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smut \Smut\, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G.
     schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig,
     smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E.
     smite. See Smite, v. t., and cf. Smitt, Smutch.]
     1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil
        made by such matter.
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     2. (Mining) Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter,
        found in the immediate locality of faults.
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     3. (Bot.) An infection of cereal grains producing a swelling
        which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It
        is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Ustilago.
        Ustilago segetum, or Ustilago Carbo, is the commonest
        kind; that of Indian corn is Ustilago maydis.
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     4. Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity.
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              He does not stand upon decency . . . but will talk
              smut, though a priest and his mother be in the room.
                                                    --Addison.
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     Smut mill, a machine for cleansing grain from smut.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smut \Smut\, v. i.
     1. To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become
        smutted. --Mortimer.
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     2. To give off smut; to crock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dust \Dust\ (d[u^]st), n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal
     dust, OD. doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist,
     dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill
     dust; perh. akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. [root]71.]
     1. Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so
        comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind;
        that which is crumbled to minute portions; fine powder;
        as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
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              Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
                                                    --Gen. iii.
                                                    19.
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              Stop! -- for thy tread is on an empire's dust.
                                                    --Byron.
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     2. A single particle of earth or other matter. [R.] "To touch
        a dust of England's ground." --Shak.
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     3. The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
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              For now shall sleep in the dust.      --Job vii. 21.
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     4. The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of
        the human body.
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              And you may carve a shrine about my dust.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     5. Figuratively, a worthless thing.
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              And by the merit of vile gold, dross, dust. --Shak.
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     6. Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
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              [God] raiseth up the poor out of the dust. --1 Sam.
                                                    ii. 8.
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     7. Gold dust; hence: (Slang) Coined money; cash.
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     Down with the dust, deposit the cash; pay down the money.
        [Slang] "My lord, quoth the king, presently deposit your
        hundred pounds in gold, or else no going hence all the
        days of your life. . . . The Abbot down with his dust, and
        glad he escaped so, returned to Reading." --Fuller.
  
     Dust+brand+(Bot.),+a+fungous+plant+({Ustilago+Carbo">Dust brand (Bot.), a fungous plant ({Ustilago Carbo); --
        called also smut.
  
     Gold dust, fine particles of gold, such as are obtained in
        placer mining; -- often used as money, being transferred
        by weight.
  
     In dust and ashes. See under Ashes.
  
     To bite the dust. See under Bite, v. t.
  
     To raise dust, or
  
     To kick up dust, to make a commotion. [Colloq.]
  
     To throw dust in one's eyes, to mislead; to deceive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  smut
      n 1: a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or
           principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments
           and ink [syn: carbon black, lampblack, soot, smut,
           crock]
      2: destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses)
         caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
      3: any fungus of the order Ustilaginales [syn: smut, smut
         fungus]
      4: an offensive or indecent word or phrase [syn: obscenity,
         smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty word]
      5: creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no
         literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual
         desire [syn: pornography, porno, porn, erotica,
         smut]
      v 1: make obscene; "This line in the play smuts the entire act"
      2: stain with a dirty substance, such as soot
      3: become affected with smut; "the corn smutted and could not be
         eaten"
      4: affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  265 Moby Thesaurus words for "smut":
     Rabelaisianism, X-rated movie, air pollution, algae, alluvion,
     alluvium, ash, ashes, attritus, autophyte, bawdiness, bawdry, bean,
     bedarken, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, besmutch, besoil, bestain,
     black, blacken, blackening, blackwash, blast, blight, bloodstain,
     blot, blotch, blue movie, blur, bracken, bran, brand, brown algae,
     calx, cancer, canker, carbon, carrion, charcoal, cinder, climber,
     clinker, coal, coke, conferva, confervoid, coom, cork, corruption,
     cosmic dust, creeper, crow, crumb, crumble, dab, dandruff, darken,
     darkening, daub, decay, defile, denigrate, denigration, deposition,
     deposits, diatom, diluvium, dinge, dirt, dirtiness, dirty,
     dirty movie, discolor, draff, dregs, dross, dry rot, dust,
     dust ball, ebon, ebonize, ebony, efflorescence, ember, erotic art,
     erotic literature, erotographomania, excrement, eyesore, fallout,
     farina, feces, fern, fescenninity, filings, filth, filthiness,
     fleck, flick, flour, flyspeck, foul matter, foulness, froth,
     fruits and vegetables, fucus, fume, fungus, furfur, gangrene,
     grapevine, green algae, grime, grits, groats, grounds, gulfweed,
     herb, heterophyte, iconolagny, ink, ivy, jet, kelp, kittens, lava,
     lees, legume, lentil, lewdness, liana, lichen, lint, liverwort,
     loess, macula, maculation, macule, mark, meal, melanization,
     melanize, mess, mildew, mold, moraine, moss, moth, moth and rust,
     muck, mucus, mud, murk, mushroom, must, nastiness, night,
     nigrification, nigrify, obscenity, offensiveness, offscum, ordure,
     oversmoke, parasite, parasitic plant, patch, pea, perthophyte,
     pest, phytoplankton, pitch, planktonic algae, plant families,
     pornographic art, pornographic literature, pornographomania,
     pornography, powder, precipitate, precipitation, puffball, pulse,
     pus, pussies, putrid matter, raspings, raven, red algae, reek,
     ribaldry, rockweed, rot, rust, salaciousness, salacity, saprophyte,
     sargasso, sargassum, sawdust, scoria, scum, scurf, scurrility,
     scuz, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, sediment,
     settlings, sexploitation, shade, shading, shadow, silt, sinter,
     skin flick, slag, slime, sloe, slubber, smear, smirch, smirching,
     smoke, smouch, smudge, smudging, smutch, smutching, smuttiness,
     snot, soft-core pornography, soil, soilage, soilure, soot, sordes,
     spatter, speck, speckle, splash, splatter, splotch, spot,
     stag film, stain, stigma, sublimate, succulent, sullage, sully,
     taint, tar, tarnish, toadstool, vetch, vileness, vine, worm, wort,
     wrack
  
  

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