from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rain slightly; drizzle.
  • n. Fine rain.


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  • He was shifting his cramped attitude a little -- a very little -- for about the twentieth time, when a smur of colour showed on the mirror, and the next instant passed into a dark shadow.

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • There's a heavy mist and a thick smur -- but I hear steps on the shingle.

    A Daughter of Fife

  • Once more the great sword was swung up, for Desiderius neither heard nor heeded the cry and rush of the Avars; but or ever the stroke could fall Desiderius saw the Angel of Essalona by his side and felt his hand restraining the blade; and at the same instant the figure before him, the figure of the King Orgulous, grew dim and hazy, and wavered, and broke like smur blown along a wooded hillside, and vanished from his gaze.

    A Child's Book of Saints


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  • How about, "can I have some more smör on my s'more?"

    October 29, 2008

  • Sounds like 'smör' - "butter" in Swedish. We say, "please pass the smör."

    JAG kan icke tro på den er inte smör!(I can't believe it's not butter!)

    October 29, 2008

  • A fine rain or drizzle. Also spelled smir or smurr.

    October 29, 2008