from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fragrance.
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- n. fragrance
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. fragrancies (-siz). Same as fragrance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
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There is in this case a kind of fragrancy, and spiritual perfume upon the conscience; much like what Isaac spoke of his son's garments; that the scent of them was like the smell of a field which the Lord had blessed.
The fragrancy of a thousand courtesans is in her face:  Nec pulchrae effigies, haec Cypridis aut Stratonices; 'tis not
In the elaborations of its liturgy and the fragrancy of itsritual she found an imperfect substitute for all that she had been denied by a wandering husband.
I think pinpointing it with almonds is a great idea but perhaps a splash of Muscat would highlight the fragrancy of the quinces?
Her fragrancy, Margot, the Commissar for Truth and Reconciliation is really on the job.
Thus a rose smells most fragrant at a distance; but if you bring it near the nose, it is not so pure and delightful; and the reason is this, — many earthy disturbing particles are carried with the smell, and spoil the fragrancy when near, but in a longer passage those are lost, and the pure brisk odor, by reason of its subtility, reaches and acts upon the sense.
Though the soil of Oneeheow seemed in general poor it was observable, that the ground was covered with shrubs and plants, some of which perfumed the air with a more delicious fragrancy than what Captain Cook had met with at any other of the countries that had been visited by him in this part of the world.
For poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.
Its purity has breasted and overborne all things, and so mingled and harmonized all that it sweeps around your forehead and sinks into your heart as soft and sweet and pure as the fragrancy of Paradise.
When I considered the fragrancy of the walks and bowers, with the choirs of birds that sung upon the trees, and the loose tribe of people that walked under their shades, I could not but look upon the place as a kind of _Mahometan_ paradise.
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