A suffocating smoke; spec. a smoke made to repel mosquitoes, etc.
Mosquitoes, we had mosquitoes we had the creek behind the house- ... And uh, we- we never could eat supper without building what we ca-- when the- in the mosquito season, we always- my mother always built a smudge. Now a smudge was a pail with a whole lot of little chips from the wood-shed in it and you would uh, light a little fire in them and there'd be no flame to be seen but she would put that under the table, right in the centre under the table to keep the mosquitoes away. You couldn't eat supper at all in the summer kitchen without this smudge under the table and the smoke would- would come up from under the table but it didn't bother us at all we ate on- ... And uh, the mosquitoes were extremely bad. ... You couldn't sit out in the mosquito season at all.
|A suffocating smoke; spec. a smoke made to repel mosquitoes, etc.|