foetid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj foetid offensively malodorous "a foul odor","the kitchen smelled really funky"
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Usage

In literature:

The first had spungy Gums, a foetid Breath, his Legs swelled and hard, and of a deep purple Colour.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
Upon entering the small room, he is almost stifled by the foetid smells.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
An extraordinary foetid and overpowering atmosphere had taken its place.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
Smell not so foetid as in type; s. yellowish and mottled inside.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
But there is no such thing in this foetid place.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
The atmosphere of the place was heavy and foetid, as the only means of ventilation was the door.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
With a foetid jest at her hapless fast, And some men cut her down at last.
"Provocations" by Sibyl Bristowe
Orifice of coxal gland situated just behind that of the foetid gland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Better any open risk than the fall of perhaps the whole party into a pit of dead wood choked with foetid and noisome fungus growths.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
This jolting foetid compartment was a horrible place for her, an intolerably horrible place.
"Marriage" by H. G. Wells
He entered; the air was horribly foetid.
"The White Hecatomb" by William Charles Scully
In his imagination he sniffed the foetid odours from the torrential yellow stream.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
The black night air was heavy and still, but delicious after the foetid interior of the hut.
"The Red Derelict" by Bertram Mitford
A foetid breath exhaled from the thick undergrowth, and the air seemed charged with poison.
"The White Squaw" by Mayne Reid
No wonder the atmosphere was foetid.
"The Mysterious Three" by William Le Queux
She turned her head swiftly from his foetid breath.
"At the Sign of the Sword" by William Le Queux
The odour as I entered the place was foetid; the dirt indescribable.
"The Price of Power" by William Le Queux
The walls were running with moisture, and the air was dank and foetid.
"The Siege of Norwich Castle" by Matilda Maria Blake
In the struggle she felt his hot foetid breath upon her cheek.
"The Great God Gold" by William Le Queux
Foetid Perspiration of the Feet.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
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In poetry:

Foetid Buchanan lifted up his voice
When that faun's head of hers
Became a pastime for
Painters and adulterers.
"Yeux Glauques" by Ezra Pound
They fired the reptiles' hole, and then
A hundred sable snakes came swarming
Out from the foul and foetid den,
A sight most hideous and alarming.
"The Black Snakes" by Janet Hamilton


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