While Obama aims to smooth over these differences, India's new economic clout has changed the terms of the relationship.
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The kid wore a white T-shirt with the collar stretched loosely around the top of his smooth chest.
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Pileus is smooth, continuous, somewhat viscid, margin incurved.
The joint is jagged in lamb, but smooth and round in mutton.
The mate was full of smooth and flattering words, but his eyes were shallow.
When it is thick and smooth, take it off, and pour it into an earthen pan.
If a round cutting edge is used for finishing, a comparatively fine feed is required in order to obtain a smooth surface.
Old English smoð "smooth, serene, calm," variant of smeðe "free from roughness, not harsh, polished; soft; suave; agreeable," of unknown origin and with no known cognates. Of words, looks, "pleasant, polite, sincere" late 14c., but later "flattering, insinuating" (mid-15c.). Slang meaning "superior, classy, clever" is attested from 1893. Sense of "stylish" is from 1922.
Smooth-bore in reference to guns is from 1812. smooth talk (v.) is recorded from 1950. A 1599 dictionary has smoothboots "a flatterer, a faire spoken man, a cunning tongued fellow." The usual Old English form was smeðe, and there is a dialectal smeeth found in places names, e.g. Smithfield, Smedley.
late Old English smoþ "to make smooth," replacing smeðan "to smooth, soften, polish; appease, soothe;" smeðian "smoothen, become smooth," from the source of smooth (adj.). Meaning "to make smooth" is c.1200. Related: Smoothed; smoothing. Middle English also had a verb form smoothen (mid-14c.).
: I'd rather have hooch, and a bit of a smooch
[the pilfering sense probably derives from the kissing sense by way of mooch; the kissing sense may be fr German schmutzen, ''to kiss, to smile''; the dated instance is spelled smouch; the term was reestablished as smooch in the 1930s]