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  • n. Plural form of odor.

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Examples

  • On terminating our remarks relating to the simple preparations of the odors of plants, and before we speak of perfumes of an animal origin, or of those compound _odors_ sold as bouquets, nosegays, &c., it may probably be interesting to give a few facts and statistics, showing the consumption, in England, of the several substances previously named.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants

  • You are aware of the fact, that material substances, as well inorganic as organic, are constantly giving off into the atmosphere minute particles, which we call odors, and which reveal to us their quality.

    The Good Time Coming

  • A caller to campus police reported strange odors from a 9th-floor room about 5 a.m., said Julie Green Bataille, university spokeswoman.

    Drug lab found in Georgetown University dorm

  • Bees that detect certain odors in the breath -- some of them even connected to forms of cancer -- will go into the smaller chamber if they sense them.

    Elastic

  • On the clear, bright days which are usual in this vicinity, to breathe the sweet air of Beachwood, to watch the bright-colored sails on the blue waters, to smell the rich odors from the surrounding woods and hear the ripple of waves and the sigh of the trees, to feel the healing peace of water and woods, is to enjoy life to the full.

    Beachwood Days Are Lovely « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Nor does it appear that early moderns were any less aware of the need to remove certain odors from their bodies then we are, but they assumed friction and perfume, not washing, was the way to do this.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • An inability to identify certain odors like roses or gasoline can show which people with cognitive impairment will go on to develop Alzheimer's.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I've observed that this lemon juice pre-marinade helps to remove weird meaty odors from the chicken.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The best thing I've found for trash odors is to lightly sprinkle baking soda in the bin every time I change it.

    Home Scents

  • Chlorine will disrupt the natural decaying process and prevent certain odors from releasing.

    Archive 2005-10-01

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