from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An offensive odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unpleasant smell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A strong, offensive smell; stench; fetidness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any strong offensive smell; stench.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
Harry and Giselle sank into the cat hair and fetor of his double bed.
It appeared to be opaque glass, but it exuded the pungent fetor of magick.
It is a fetor that frequently accompanies the predictable libidinous lapses of pious \ "family values\" conservatives.
It is a fetor that frequently accompanies the predictable libidinous lapses of pious "family values" conservatives.
This is the raw, cutting odor of the jungle, the gash of the tropics, the fetor of equatorial darkness, the essence of everything Western civilization glosses over, dyes and tries to not think about.
The lather and fetor of horse sweat, the whitened eyes.
I say the fetor anti-judaicus is just as perceptible on them.
There is more of life and humanity in the driver of a battered Ford who picks up a hitchhiker in the darkling valleys of Tennessee than in the moral fetor and vanity of Washington.
He was excited; I could feel his heart pounding, too, and smell the reek of fresh sweat over the fetor of stale clothes and body.
After fording the rapid Luia, we left our former path on the banks of the Zambesi, and struck off in a N.W. direction behind one of the hill ranges, the eastern end of which is called Mongwa, the name of an acacia, having a peculiarly strong fetor, found on it.
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