bitter-smelling love

bitter-smelling

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  • Sir, what's hard to understand is why you can't let a hard-working man just take his damn honey back home with him without having his balls busted over some bitter-smelling but probably delicious honey.

    He Tried to Blow Up the Plane With a Condom Bomb: Why Getting Hysterical About Airport Security Is Wrong

  • Dr. Rosenbaum prescribes a bitter-smelling anticonvulsant called phenobarbital.

    Memory Wall

  • The airbeast shivered all over, venting a bitter-smelling wash of hydrogen right into her face.

    LEVIATHAN

  • Then Piers applied something to it—a bitter-smelling oil.

    GUARDIAN OF THE VEIL

  • It contained several gauze packets of a bitter-smelling tea, a tin of salve, and several strips of her adhesive plaster, none of which seemed likely to be of use in any imaginable misadventure, but did no harm.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • The first addition to the concoction was the bitter-smelling goldenseal, which had been renamed by Samuel Thomson in the nineteenth century because he did not like the native name, yellow root.

    The Last Chance Dog

  • Shortly it was only a chimney standing sentry over a cellar hole full of bitter-smelling black water.

    Cold Mountain

  • With a vicious oath, he jerked his palm away, but before she could draw breath to scream, something damp and bitter-smelling was pressed over her face.

    Thief Of Hearts

  • Cross flag to the chimney and filled the clean shelves of the generously built kitchen with bottles of antiseptics and bitter-smelling drugs and surgeons 'cutlery.

    Notes of a War Correspondent

  • A bitter-smelling herb which she commended to me as "Saints 'Savory," I afterward learned to be tansy.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

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