from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of odor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
- n. Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See odor, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any property detected by the olfactory system
- n. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
The gospel is incensed to signify the sweet odour which it communicates to our souls; and the ministers of God, to signify, according to St. Thomas, that God maketh manifest _the odour_ of his knowledge by us in every place: "For we are unto God _the good odour_ of Christ in them who are saved, and in them who perish".
Are there effluvia analogous to what we call odour: effluvia of extreme subtlety, absolutely imperceptible to us, yet capable of stimulating a sense-organ far more sensitive than our own?
The odour is growing ever-stronger, and the application of industrial-grade disinfectant is well overdue. posted by Dr. Dawg at 4: 36 PM
Having breathalysed, with consent, people in my clinic (I am a consultant occupational physician) who smell of alcohol, it is surprising how often an odour translates to someone three or four times over the limit and with untreated alcohol dependence.
Since "length of time spent on the plane" and "lack of friends" are not in the graph, body odour is the independent variable.
Surely since body odour is the independent variable it should be on the horizontal axis.
In a study published recently in the journal Chemical Senses, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University discovered that sensitivity to rose odour is greater in subjects that are sitting than in those lying down.
And although they were tempted by the most delicious odour from the grain bins, they forced themselves most systematically to inspect the old-time warriors 'pillar-propped kitchen; their stone table and fireplace; the deep window-niches, and the hole in the floor – which in olden times had been opened to pour down boiling pitch on the intruding enemy.
Indeed, the absence of odour is considered by most people to be preferable even to a pleasing one.
To what extent she now identifies objects by their odour is hard to determine.
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