Madame Boche, in her turn, caught sight of Lantier and uttered a faint cry without ceasing to besmear her face with her tears.
They also besmear their bodies with grease and coloured earths.
They make little fires during the day, sleeping at night among the warm ashes, with which they besmear their bodies.
In all history it has been shown that he who seeks to besmear others usually leaves the greatest amount of mud on himself.
Some parts they besmear with an earth so pure and resplendent, that it resembles painting and colours.
When serpents sting, the only remedy is to kill the serpent, and besmear the wound with the fat.
His intensity of loathing leads him to besmear his antagonists with filth.
The reverse of besmear is to rub off; hence to obliterate means to rub out, to erase.
Letter (from L. linere, to besmear); so called because smeared on parchment and not cut on wood.
The colours with which they besmear the bodies of both sexes possibly date from the same common origin.