• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Smoke-wood the virgin's bower (Clematis Vitalba), whose porous stems are smoked by boys
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. smocian, smoca; Ger. schmauch.


In literature:

She was sitting in a low chair, smoking, in front of an open wood fire.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
Come, old man, take some of this pitch-wood, that will make a big smoke, and kindle a fire.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
Major Flint had put his handkerchief over his face to keep the wood-smoke out of his eyes.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
No tea tastes as good as the kind with the wood smoke in it that you drink out of a blackened can.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
It was entirely constructed of wood blackened with smoke and age.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
It isn't plain wood-smoke.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Wood smoke from the clearing fires haunted all the hollows.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Wood smoke smells good, but it is just as black as the soft-coal kind.
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
They knew them to be where puffs of smoke came out of the opposite wood.
"Two Little Confederates" by Thomas Nelson Page
But pray what is the reason that charcoal burns without smoke, whilst a wood fire smokes so much?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
He could also smell burning wood, and saw dim wreaths of smoke drive by outside.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
Cook 'im at night, when smoke ob de fire not seen ober de woods.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
I smelt smoke, and heard the wood snap and crackle.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Almost immediately afterwards smoke and flames ran all along the wood and increased every moment.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Walls, wood-smoke, the murmur of voices.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The smell of wood smoke was now very strong, and all of them could catch it.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
The atmosphere of the wood became almost insupportable with the smoke.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
The windows were wide open, and the smell of wood-smoke and the resinous odours of the firs flowed in.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
Now the smoke began to pour out of the chimney, and one of the tired men who had been wandering the woods all night saw it.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
He could smell the wood-smoke from the chimney.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In poetry:

Woke, and from the smoking embers
Seized and quenched the glowing wood;
And therefrom he carved an image,
And he saw that it was good.
"By The Fireside : Gaspar Becerra" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But cowled with smoke and starred with lamps
That strange land's light was still its own;
The word that witched the woods and hills
Spoke in the iron and the stone.
"Modern Elfland" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Turbid from London's noise and smoke,
Here I find air and quiet too;
Air filtered through the beech and oak,
Quiet by nothing harsher broke
Than wood-dove's meditative coo.
"The Optimist" by James Russell Lowell
For the wood-bird's merry singing,
And the hunter's cheer,
Iron clang and hammer's ringing
Smote upon his ear;
And the thick and sullen smoke
From the blackened forges broke.
"The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier
All day low clouds and slanting rain
Have swept the woods and dimmed the plain.
Wet winds have swayed the birch and oak,
And caught and swirled away the smoke,
But, all day long, the wooden clock
Went on, Nic-noc, nic-noc.
"The Old Clock" by John Charles McNeill
Out o' the dear old cabin we tumbled fast as we could--
Smashed two-thirds of our dishes, and saved some four-foot wood;
With smoke a-settlin' round us and gettin' into our eyes,
And fire a-roarin' an' roarin' an' drowndin' all of our cries.
"Out O’ The Fire" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Don't be surprised if you notice the aroma of wood smoke on Monday night.
When the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation decided in 1991 to take on Joe Camel, it became the nation's largest private funding source for fighting smoking.
Smoke spreads over Bellingham from smoldering wood chip pile.
KCTS 9 Connects/ Toxic Smoke from Wood Burning Stoves.
Toxic smoke from wood burning stoves is one of the worst sources of pollution in South Seattle and Tacoma.
The smoke came from tires burning in a wooded area, fire officials said.
My neighbors burn wet unseasoned wood, which smokes up my neighborhood.
Many thanks to the City Council for taking a step to reduce wood smoke pollution in Davis.
Cerejeira wood gives this amber-colored sipping cachaça distinctive smoke notes.
It was a routine workday for newspaper deliveryman Ronald Hudson as he made his way through the Meadow Woods community early Tuesday -- until he saw flames and smoke coming from a house on his route.
Grilling gives foods a great smoky flavor, but for even more of that flavor, turn to wood-fired ingredients like smoked paprika and chipotle chiles.
Candied pecans smoked with bourbon barrel wood from Brand BBQ Market in Logan Square.
Add if desired 1 cup soaked wood chips for smoked effect.