smudging
 n.— «During the ceremony, sage was burnt and wafted over the 65 or so people in attendance. The process is called smudging. And, Bobbi Piasecki said, its aim is to get rid of negative feelings or attitudes. The smudging ceremony should help get the new semester off to an upbeat start, she said.» —“Campus blessed by native traditions” by Scott Waltman American News (Aberdeen, South Dakota) Sept. 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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