from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of fetor.
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- n. Alternative spelling of fœtor.
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- n. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
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Nope, this is a day you wish he'd written a long, whiny letter to his aunts about those bastard Syrians next door, or maybe just spent the day inventing new spellings for "foetor" or patronizingly explaining Nietzsche to Frank Belknap Long.
Of greatest concern to me was a certain unmistakable foetor—that same dusty, sepulchral stench from my dream!
That is before we even begin to contemplate how we might view the character of this individual, who permanently carries with him the foetor of the dung heap.
Anyone can imitate him, in mediocre fashion, by tossing around words like "glabrous" and "foetor."
Exitque de illo per totum ignis obscuratus fumo, et foetor, tantus, quòd per magnum spatium viæ pessimam vallem infectat.
Exitque de illo per totum ignis obscuratus fumo, et foetor, tantus, qu騞 per magnum spatium vi� pessimam vallem infectat.
Contributing to this foetor was the smell emanating from the table, whose surface was littered with the vestiges of various meals—the decaying fragments of a catfish; the partially gnawed disjecta membra of a chicken; a beef bone to which waxy gobbets of congealed fat continued to cling.
As they approached, cautious, ready for anything, Joanna was conscious of the nauseating foetor of decay that hung in the raw air.
The foetor of decay hung over the town, clogging her throat like putrid dust.
The terror of what he had seen there now exploded out of his unconscious into a madness of clutching, leathery fingers and ivory nails, and the foetor of dead breath.
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