Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pelt with rotten or putrid eggs; throw rotten eggs at: done as a manifestation of extreme anger or disgust.
“If the airplane windows were opened, we would also have smelled the rotten-egg odor of hydrogen sulfide and would have been bathed in methane and nitrogen as well.”
““Stanley always said he hated the rotten-egg smell of the hydrogen sulfide,” he said.”
“Adam Lowry , co-founder of Method Products Inc., a San Francisco maker of environmentally conscious cleaning products, said he often encounters a rotten-egg smell in the Mission Bay neighborhood south of AT&T Park.”
“Homeowners, many in Southern states, have complained of a rotten-egg odor and sulfur fumes that corrode wiring and metal pipes.”
“Step off the hydrofoil from Sicily and the rotten-egg smell of hydrogen sulphide strikes you immediately.”
“Today, microbial growth in sediment-clogged parts of the marsh causes the rotten-egg smell and depletes the water of oxygen, biologists say.”
“The rotten-egg smell was hydrogen sulfide, which was produced when the hot water dissolved sulfur-bearing minerals.”
“The rotten-egg smell of hydrogen sulfide was stronger here, and columns of bubbles rose to the surface.”
“They flitted around the pit in agitated circles, their burring wings stirring up the rotten-egg stench.”
“The General Assembly announced Wednesday that state Rep. Stephen Ucci OO'-chee will lead a commission that will try to put an end to the rotten-egg smell at the Johnston landfill.”
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