Smearing is a term used in rock climbing.
It is the practice of using the sole of a shoe against a flat rock face. Smearing can be one of the most insecure and technical techniques used in climbing, requiring a combination of leg/ankle tension, foot placement, and good balance. It is frequently used on slabs, and in other situations with sparse and/or sloping footholds.
Smearing can be one of the techniques with which novice climbers are least confident - however, it is crucial to learn how to smear properly at an early stage, as it tends to help in the development of a more elegant and less tiring style of climbing whereby a greater amount of weight is placed on the feet, and less on the arms and hands.
Does Smearing Inoculum Reflect the Bacterial Composition of the Smear at the End of the Ripening of a French Soft, Red-Smear Cheese?
Oct 01, 2004; ABSTRACT The microbial community composition and dynamics during the production of a French soft, red-smear cheese were...
US Patent Issued to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen on Oct. 18 for "Measurement Field for Determining the Smearing Limit During Printing" (German Inventors)
Oct 19, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 -- United States Patent no. 8,037,816, issued on Oct. 18, was assigned to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG...