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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a good/smart/wise move (=sensible)
▪ I’m not sure it was a good move giving him the job.
a smart bomb (=that is guided to the right place)
a smart card (=one with an electronic part that records information)
▪ Keeping medical records on small plastic smart cards seems to be a success.
smart alec
smart arse
▪ smart-arse remarks
smart bomb
smart card
smartBritish English
▪ Do you have to wear smart clothes to work?
way heavier/smarter/bigger etc (=much heavier etc)
▪ The tickets were way more expensive than I thought.
▪ It's possible to imagine machines as smart as monkeys, or men.
▪ I know how to sound as smart as I look.
▪ She intended to look just as smart when she grew up.
▪ Alice was as smart about life as anybody she ever came up against.
▪ It was not naturally as smart a match as the failed one of the summer, but the reactions were all the same gratifying.
▪ Its descendants someday will be rodents, and someday further, as smart and nimble as apes.
▪ They didn't have speech, and they were not as smart as we were.
▪ If Susan is as smart as her reputation, she can find her clue in the river.
▪ It's time, while Mercury is forming a sharp link to Jupiter, to find out how smart you really are.
▪ The listening, the uninterrupted speaking, made us realize how smart we were, and how inhibited.
▪ Ruth thought how smart Sean looked.
▪ And sure enough, there it was once more, evidence of how smart they were.
▪ It is wonderful how quickly they learn and how smart they are.
▪ People in New York, Alexander told me, were saying how smart the opportunist was.
▪ There are many simple and advanced examples of how smart materials could work.
▪ Seeing her learn and loving it, seeing how smart she is.
▪ She thinks people who are clean-shaven look much smarter.
▪ Our people are much smarter than our bombs ever can be.
▪ The equivalent of the high street in Passy was much smarter than anything I had seen in London.
▪ On the mainland I feel I have to look much smarter.
▪ Benji can look like a broken-down old cab horse with a real novice on his back or he can look really smart.
▪ Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile.
▪ It did look really smart though.
▪ They play really smart ball and they often win championships, despite having a lineup which is somewhat less than imposing.
▪ Cruising Altitude has put up two really smart performances this season both at Newbury.
▪ What's so smart about this Smart Rope?
▪ I thought that I looked so smart in my white shoes, shorts, shirt and three cornered hat.
▪ My father, who thought I was so smart?
▪ Their brains are tiny: why are they so smart?
▪ Because they are so good, so smart, they stand out like beacons in a sea of mediocrity.
▪ Rab not so smart, the mouldy meat.
▪ Most of the women were college graduates, thought highly of Smith, and were pleased that this stranger was so smart.
▪ Intelligent Buildings Too smart for their own good?
▪ The dumb ones are too smart to fight.
▪ But some people are worried about what happens when they become too smart.
▪ Pale-eyed and pink-skinned, he was always too serious, too smart, too polite, too good.
▪ You're way too smart to be driving a truck.
▪ Arvey was through that night, too, only he was too smart to let on.
▪ You're a fool in some ways when you're too smart for your own good.
▪ It was too smart to give people the chance to turn it down.
▪ Meanwhile, the canal is edged with black bricks laid with black mortar which provides a very smart finish to the canal.
▪ Twelve feet high, cube in shape, not very smart or nimble, but it did shuffle along slowly.
▪ Every one, station staff, local dignitaries and even the press looked very smart ... everyone that is, except for me!
▪ Adrianne is warm and likable, David very smart but weak, and Diane also smart, but cold and ambiguous.
▪ Until then the Pony Club riders will look very smart in their shirts while their adult equivalents ride red faced and harassed.
▪ Shim is a top scholar, very, very smart.
▪ They were all in step and looked very smart.
▪ Your feet seem to be very smart in figuring out what they like.
▪ Yet, it is clear that the photographer has in fact got them to pose, dressed up in their smartest clothes.
▪ He had used the money to hire smart clothes for his wedding.
▪ Good figure, smart clothes, very blonde.
▪ The next evening when he got home, Amanda was in the sitting-room watching television, wearing her smartest clothes.
▪ He was initially a good provider and noted for his smart clothes in the post-depression days.
▪ He remembered Charlie Hatton's brand-new flat, the pretty young wife with her smart clothes.
▪ Even at home she put on smarter clothes.
▪ Peggy Pine who ran the smart clothes shop said that she might have her young niece staying with her.
▪ Which goes to show that the smart guys were right about something.
▪ He never would have figured it out, certainly; it was the sort of thing that occurred to smart guys.
▪ Art Mitz, the editor of the school newspaper and a very smart guy, was the kingpin.
▪ But I was a smart kid.
▪ He's an awfully smart man.
▪ Florida was always either going under or bobbing to the surface, and a smart man had to be a loose cork.
▪ We are the smart men about town.
▪ But Jackson is a far smarter man than Farrakhan.
▪ Chatterton's a very smart man and he understands small print.
▪ Andy is a smart man who has been in the coaching business for years.
▪ But Finch is a smart man.
▪ But he was in a weakened condition with a smart man like Teal.
▪ There are many simple and advanced examples of how smart materials could work.
▪ Other kinds of sensors, in concert with smart materials, will produce custom systems for a host of problems.
▪ Yet smart materials are the future.
▪ To date, adaptive systems rely on three general classes of smart materials.
▪ These modules may make good use of smart materials.
▪ The development of better miniature actuators and smart materials will make such robots affordable for all.
▪ What is the smartest move you've ever made?
▪ The smart move is to proceed according to Mr Punch's exclusive eight-point plan, as follows ... 1.
▪ The marriage with Napster is a smart move.
▪ It's the smart move, Rachel.
▪ For smart people, discerning people, the clutter and crush had eventually become too much.
▪ Lots of smart people are interested in the problems of unhealthy and unproductive workplaces and what to do about them.
▪ Despite that, they now cluster under a variety of new names courtesy of those very smart people with MBAs.
▪ Berkeley sounded like the Golden Mountain Chess Association -- filled with smart people who could write.
▪ That's what smart people do.
▪ That maybe we're not the smartest people in the world because we will go out there willing to kill ourselves.
▪ In the hushed surroundings of a smart restaurant, Boon fiddles enigmatically with a fob watch on a neck chain.
▪ Now they had a smart restaurant in Blackheath, another in Knightsbridge, and a chain of pizza houses.
▪ Vegetarians unite Vegetarianism has stepped out of its sandals and into the smartest restaurants.
▪ They paraded the smart streets of West London, displaying their meagre weekly rations.
▪ Hire costs, or the price of a new, smart suit, should be built into your calculations.
▪ A smart suit with cheap uncomfortable shoes generally reveals a man posing above his station.
▪ A more continuing change has been the wearing of smarter suits by most males and of brighter colours by many ladies.
▪ They go, in their smart suits and ties, back to the village.
▪ She seldom wore the pretty dresses or smart suits that Scarlet bought her, preferring her rags.
▪ Groom will buy a smart suit.
▪ Then comes the crowning glory of Frank's act, as he peels off his raincoat to reveal a smart suit underneath.
▪ Paul Magee, 42, stood bare-chested next to his co-defendant Michael O'Brien, 28, who was dressed in a smart suit.
▪ Tall, smart women strutting in their black uniforms and leather boots.
▪ Valadon was intriguing, but I knew a smart woman who was already working on her.
▪ Mostly they were very smart women in suits and soft draped dresses.
as pretty/smart etc as the dickens
tough/smart cookie
▪ Barney's a tough cookie. He knows how to play politics.
▪ Being a dedicated tough cookie, he has delivered the goods in impressive manner.
▪ In general, the provincial circuit is a far tougher cookie than its metropolitan counterpart.
▪ Monroe herself, of course, was a smart cookie, but she knew enough to play dumb.
▪ Mr Kinnock is clearly a tough cookie.
▪ Now, women on television are depicted as tough cookies who need a man like a fish needs a trouser press.
▪ The Gingerbread Man Summary A fox ate a smart cookie.
▪ Unless Newman is a smart cookie.
▪ We're tough cookies here, and so are you.
Smart machines and other appliances are operated via the Internet.
▪ a smart suit
▪ an atmosphere of smart elegance
▪ Here are a few tips every smart traveler should know.
▪ Kelly wasn't sure if she was smart enough to go to law school.
▪ Marvin gave me a smart kick under the table.
▪ Quinn's a smart guy, but he talks too much.
▪ That's a smart suit, Sam.
▪ That's enough of your smart remarks for now.
▪ The editor was slim, smart and dark-haired.
▪ The new software system is really smart and it's much quicker to use too.
▪ The US used smart weapons in Iraq and Kosovo.
▪ The waitresses were the smartest ones I'd ever seen.
▪ You look really smart today, Chris. Have you got a job interview?
▪ Dressed in a smart, grey suit and black tie, the former Beatle looked very happy.
▪ It also might challenge and invite smart graduate students and other young professionals to choose public service over a corporate career.
▪ It is wonderful how quickly they learn and how smart they are.
▪ Perfect for when you are provoked into washing out a smart mouth with soap.
▪ So you can be reassured that your chil-dren are smarter than Chicken Licken and her friends.
▪ The drake is smart rather than spectacular in appearance.
▪ The company is still smarting from the rebuff it received in the senate finance committee.
▪ The smoke made my eyes smart.
▪ Her eyes smarted, her mind was numb, her feet cold.
▪ His were smarting now, as if he wanted to cry.
▪ My toes began to smart and bursts of quivering ran through me.
▪ She had smarted at Jenny's accusation the night of the dinner party that she had encouraged Matthew.
▪ She winced, smarting beneath memories of Giles's disbelief and the greedy delight that had turned to frustrated irritation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Smart \Smart\, v. t. To cause a smart in. ``A goad that . . . smarts the flesh.''
--T. Adams.


Smart \Smart\, n. [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  1. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles. ``In pain's smart.''

  2. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.

    To stand 'twixt us and our deserved smart.

    Counsel mitigates the greatest smart.

  3. A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy. [Slang]

  4. Smart money (see below). [Canf]


Smart \Smart\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smarted; p. pr. & vb. n. Smarting.] [OE. smarten, AS. smeortan; akin to D. smarten, smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, SW. sm["a]rta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, Ohg. smerzo, and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr. ????, ?????, terrible, fearful, Skr. m?d to rub, crush. Cf. Morsel.]

  1. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart.

  2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.

    No creature smarts so little as a fool.

    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
    --Prov. xi. 15.


Smart \Smart\, a. [Compar. Smarter; superl. Smartest.] [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

  1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.

    How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience.

  2. Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.

  3. Vigorous; sharp; severe. ``Smart skirmishes, in which many fell.''

  4. Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever. [Colloq.]

  5. Efficient; vigorous; brilliant. ``The stars shine smarter.''

  6. Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.

    Who, for the poor renown of being smart Would leave a sting within a brother's heart?

    A sentence or two, . . . which I thought very smart.

  7. Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.

  8. Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze. Smart money.

    1. Money paid by a person to buy himself off from some unpleasant engagement or some painful situation.

    2. (Mil.) Money allowed to soldiers or sailors, in the English service, for wounds and injures received; also, a sum paid by a recruit, previous to being sworn in, to procure his release from service.

    3. (Law) Vindictive or exemplary damages; damages beyond a full compensation for the actual injury done.

      Smart ticket, a certificate given to wounded seamen, entitling them to smart money. [Eng.]
      --Brande & C.

      Syn: Pungent; poignant; sharp; tart; acute; quick; lively; brisk; witty; clever; keen; dashy; showy.

      Usage: Smart, Clever. Smart has been much used in New England to describe a person who is intelligent, vigorous, and active; as, a smart young fellow; a smart workman, etc., conciding very nearly with the English sense of clever. The nearest approach to this in England is in such expressions as, he was smart (pungent or witty) in his reply, etc.; but smart and smartness, when applied to persons, more commonly refer to dress; as, a smart appearance; a smart gown, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English smeortan "be painful," from Proto-Germanic *smarta- (cognates: Middle Dutch smerten, Dutch smarten, Old High German smerzan, German schmerzen "to pain," originally "to bite"), from PIE *smerd- "pain," an extension of the root *mer- (2) "to rub; to harm" (cognates: Greek smerdnos "terrible, dreadful," Sanskrit mardayati "grinds, rubs, crushes," Latin mordere "to bite"). Related: Smarted; smarting.


late Old English smeart "painful, severe, stinging; causing a sharp pain," related to smeortan (see smart (v.)). Meaning "executed with force and vigor" is from c.1300. Meaning "quick, active, clever" is attested from c.1300, from the notion of "cutting" wit, words, etc., or else "keen in bargaining." Meaning "trim in attire" first attested 1718, "ascending from the kitchen to the drawing-room c.1880" [Weekley]. For sense evolution, compare sharp (adj.).\n

\nIn reference to devices, the sense of "behaving as though guided by intelligence" (as in smart bomb) first attested 1972. Smarts "good sense, intelligence," is first recorded 1968. Smart cookie is from 1948.


"sharp pain," c.1200, from sharp (adj.). Cognate with Middle Dutch smerte, Dutch smart, Old High German smerzo, German Schmerz "pain."


Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To hurt or sting. 2 (context transitive English) To cause a smart or sting in. 3 To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil. Etymology 2

  1. 1 Causing sharp pain; stinging. 2 sharp; keen; poignant. 3 Exhibiting social ability or cleverness. 4 Exhibiting intellectual knowledge, such as that found in books. 5 (context often in combination English) Equipped with intelligent behaviour. 6 good-looking. 7 Cleverly shrewd and humorous in a way that may be rude and disrespectful. 8 Sudden and intense. 9 (context US Southern dated English) Intense in feeling; painful. Used usually with the adverb intensifier ''right''. 10 (context archaic English) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant. 11 (context archaic English) Pretentious; showy; spruce. 12 (context archaic English) Brisk; fresh. Etymology 3

    n. 1 A sharp, quick, lively pain; a sting. 2 Mental pain or suffering; grief; affliction. 3 smart-money. 4 (context slang dated English) A dandy; one who is smart in dress; one who is brisk, vivacious, or clever.


n. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore [syn: smarting]

  1. adj. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness [ant: stupid]

  2. elegant and stylish; "chic elegance"; "a smart new dress"; "a suit of voguish cut" [syn: chic, voguish]

  3. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average" [syn: bright]

  4. improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers" [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, saucy, sassy]

  5. marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce]


v. be the source of pain [syn: ache, hurt]

SMART (grant scheme)

SMART was the acronym of a discretionary business grant scheme – the Small firms' Merit Award for Research and Technology – run by the UK Department of Trade and Industry for a number of years in the 1980s and 1990s. The award was made to companies winning an annual competition (organised regionally) based on a judgement of the technical and market viability of research or technology development proposals; in essence the award represented seed-corn funding for innovative developments that had some market potential.

The scheme was generally considered to be very successful. In 2002 the scheme was changed from a competition to an award to any applicant who met minimum criteria. This led to several regions exhausting their budget. In 2005 the scheme was shut down and replaced with the Grant for Research and Development which was again a regional competition.

Category:Economy of the United Kingdom


SMart was a British CBBC television programme based on the subject of art, which began in 1994 and ended in 2009. The programme was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London, previously it had been recorded in Studio A at BBC Pebble Mill in Birmingham. The format is similar to the Tony Hart programmes Take Hart and Hartbeat. The show was revamped into an hour-long show in 2007; it was previously a 25-minute show. The 'older' 25 minute shows from 1994–2005 (it didn't appear in the 2006 series) also featured Morph, originally from Take Hart. It has 199 episodes. CBBC last aired SMart on 11 August 2011.

Smart (drink)

The Smart (Chinese:醒目) soft drink was developed by The Coca-Cola Company for consumers in China, and is available in some places in the United States. It is available in a wide variety of flavors.

Smart Watermelon was formerly featured and available for tasting at Club Cool in Epcot.

Smart (album)

Smart was the debut album of English Britpop group Sleeper, released on 14 March 1995 by Indolent Records. It was mixed by Stephen Street.

SMART (Scottish business grant)

SMART: SCOTLAND is a high profile innovation support grant scheme in Scotland aimed at small and medium-sized firms. It supports commercially viable projects which represent a significant technological advance for the UK sector or industry concerned.

The SMART grant supports technology development through:

  • Technical and Commercial Feasibility Studies. These should involve early stage R&D, the outcome of which will enable informed decisions on the technical and commercial feasibility of a new product or process.
  • Research and Development Projects that aim to develop a pre-production prototype of a new product or process.
SMART (Northern Ireland Business Grant)

The Small Firms Merit Award for Research and Technology (SMART) programme in Northern Ireland gives funding and assistance to individuals and small businesses for research in the field of innovation.


Smart or SMART may refer to:

SMART (advertising agency)

SMART is a full-service Australian advertising agency with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane. SMART is an independently managed business within McCann WorldGroup, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.

Launched in 2000 as a boutique creative agency, SMART was established by a group of ex-multinational agency professionals seeking to create "a strategic and creative alternative to traditional agency thinking". The company's business model has been described as a "borderless" approach, bringing together specialists from various locations and disciplines to service its clients' needs.

The firm was originally positioned as a specialist in youth advertising, partly due to the age of its founding partners who were each under thirty when they set up the agency. Marketing magazine B&T named SMART "the New Age ad agency" in its Agency of the Year awards in 2003. It has since been more broadly noted as part of a new breed of agencies who are "breaking away from traditional advertising models".

The media interest in SMART's "non-traditional" model is typical of a broader industry trend being observed in most developed advertising markets, with independent agencies like TAXI and StrawberryFrog experiencing similar recognition for their unconventional business models.

In 2011, McCann Worldgroup, the world’s largest marketing services company and advertising agency group, acquired SMART and replaced the management of McCann Worldgroup Australia with the management team from SMART. The essence of SMART remains but is now connected to a world of global insights and expertise.

Smart (automobile)

Smart Automobile is a division of Daimler AG that manufactures and markets the Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour. The official trademarked name is stylized as "smart", with all lowercase letters. Headquartered in Böblingen, Germany, Smart has marketed a range of microcar and subcompact vehicles, with its primary assembly plants located in Hambach, France and Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Annette Winkler has served as Smart's CEO since 2010.

Marketed in 46 countries—in Asia, North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe—production of the Fortwo had surpassed 1.7 million units by early 2015.

The design concept for the company's automobiles began at Mercedes in the early 1970s and in the late 1980s, associated with Swatch. After a brief period of backing by Volkswagen, the first model was launched by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original two-seater called the Fortwo, now in its third generation and available as an electric version.

The brand name Smart derives from its early cooperative studies with Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART. In its corporate branding, the company uses a lowercase logotype (i.e., smart) and a logo incorporating the letter "c" for "compact" and an arrow for "forward thinking".

Smart (surname)

Smart is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Allan Smart (born 1974), Scottish former footballer
  • Amy Smart (born 1976), American actress and former fashion model
  • Andrew Smart (born 1986), English footballer
  • Ben Smart, victim of a double murder in New Zealand
  • Christopher Smart (1722–1771), English poet
  • Colin Smart (born 1950), English rugby union international
  • Craig Smart (singer), Canadian singer songwriter
  • Elizabeth Smart (born 1987), American political activist and child kidnapping victim
  • Elizabeth Smart (author) (1913–1986), Canadian writer of the novel By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
  • Erinn Smart (born 1980), American fencer, sister of Keeth Smart
  • Floyd Smart (1894–1955), American athlete
  • Sir George Thomas Smart (1776–1867), English musician
  • J. J. C. Smart (1920–2012), Scottish professor of philosophy
  • Jack Smart (footballer), English footballer in the early part of the 20th century
  • Jean Smart (born 1950), American actress best known for her role in the TV show Designing Women
  • Jeffrey Smart, (1921–2013) Australian painter
  • John Smart (c. 1740–1811), English painter of portrait miniatures
  • John Elliott Smart (1916–2008), Royal Navy officer in the Second World War
  • Joseph F. Smart (1870–1938), American politician
  • Keeth Smart (born 1978), American sabre fencer, first American to be ranked number one in the world (2003)
  • Keith Smart (born 1964), American basketball player and coach
  • Kelvin Smart (born 1960), Welsh boxer
  • Kevin Smart (born 1958), English retired footballer
  • Kirby Smart (born 1975), American football coach
  • Marcus Smart (born 1994), American basketball player
  • Nigel Smart (born 1969), former Australian rules footballer
  • Nigel Smart (cryptographer) (born 1967), professor of computer science
  • Pr. Ninian Smart (1927–2001), Scottish Religious Studies academic
  • Pamela Smart (born 1967), American convicted accomplice to the first degree murder of her husband
  • Dr. Richard Smart (viticulturalist) (born 1945), Australian viticulturalist
  • Richard Smart (actor) (1913–1992), Broadway actor and rancher
  • Richard Smart (MP) (died 1560), English politician and Member of Parliament
  • Roger Smart (born 1943), retired footballer
  • Reuben D. Smart (1832–1890), American politician
  • Shaka Smart (born 1977), American college basketball coach

Fictional characters include:

  • Colleen Smart, on the Australian soap opera Home and Away
  • Maxwell Smart, the protagonist of the TV series Get Smart

Usage examples of "smart".

The gap between what was human, with this smart, caring woman, and what was inhuman, with the gomers and the abusers, became too much.

From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn air, when even the nights are warm, and when in those dark warm nights, golden stars startle and delight us continually by falling from the sky.

There are groups of women of every age, decked out in their smartest clothes, crowds of mousmes with aigrettes of flowers in their hair, or little silver topknots like Oyouki--pretty little physiognomies, little, narrow eyes peeping between their slits like those of new-born kittens, fat, pale, little cheeks, round, puffed-out, half-opened lips.

Joe was the smart one, the one who could calculate algebraic equations in his head, the one who would go on to a brilliant career in finance, just like his father.

When IBM started making the boxes, the smart buyers bought IBM iron because they knew there was a good chance the apps they wanted would follow.

DNA in that Artefact than there is in the smart chimps in the transportation system.

It was almost impossible to recognize the seedy Ascher in this smart young man with the military bearing.

It was almost impossible to recognise the seedy Ascher in this smart young man with the military bearing.

She knew it from the stiff-backed way Aunty Em climbed down from the rickety wagon and from the way she folded up the hides, with a series of smart snaps, as if they were something rare and precious, to be protected.

America--ay, and in Europe, Asia, and Africa--can learn that it specially behoves a man not to be smart, they will have learned little of their duty toward God, and nothing of their duty toward their neighbor.

The burly Lucas Meyer, smart young Smuts fresh from the siege of Ookiep, Beyers from the north, Kemp the dashing cavalry leader, Muller the hero of many fights--all these with many others of their sun-blackened, gaunt, hard-featured comrades were grouped within the great tent of Vereeniging.

Why should such people qualify as citizens of Xanth while Bink, who was smart, strong, and handsome, was disqualified?

The short drop downriver to the loading wharf at Woolwich passed off uneventfully, and Lieutenant Kaye by what miracle no one knew was there before them, and had bespoke a berth and loaders, even a launch to help tow and nudge the Biter in, all sail doused beforehand, no need for kedges, all smart and shipshape enough for the greatest stickler in the land.

Behind her blemishless, biosculpted features, lurked the hideous truth that beauty was only skin deep--it did not make her better, smarter, or more noble.

And Blinky crammed his mouth with leaves until a smart smack on the nose from Mrs Koala made him remember his manners.