Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quarrel; be offended.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. British slang An unpleasant smell.
- n. an unpleasant smell
“This description ends with the words, “… and walruses wif teef nike niff.””
“There was a smell about the place, which I imagined as the smell of misery and fear, though I supposed it was no more than the niff of ancient squalor and an absence of drains.”
“The general historical niff level would only be worthy of comment to a time traveller.”
“After dinner Billy Ray went off to niff, and I went over to the library to see about Browning.”
“At length, however, she departed, grumbling between her teeth, that she wad rather lock up a haill ward than be fiking about thae niff-naffy gentles that gae sae muckle fash wi their fancies.”
“They also told me that when you got close to them, they had a "'trong,' trong 'niff;' niff too much.”
“At length, however, she departed, grumbling between her teeth, that 'she wad rather lock up a haill ward than be fiking about thae niff-naffy gentles that gae sae muckle fash wi' their fancies. ”
“But in time he came to feel that merely stifling the piggy niff was unambitious: the vast lakes of pigshit produced at hog farms ought in some way to be a revenue source rather than a waste product.”
“If he's done time for it and then on the 21st time he gets left to stroll around in the niff, what will be the:”
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What-the-smell is that?
A place for me to keep words I found (or found anew) while reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. (Culling my enormous "Learned (or Encountered) in Reading" list.)
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
Words that I used to know.
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