Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pelt with rotten or putrid eggs; throw rotten eggs at: done as a manifestation of extreme anger or disgust.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    First Contact

  • “Stanley always said he hated the rotten-egg smell of the hydrogen sulfide,” he said.

    First Contact

  • 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.

    Residents Turn Up Noses at Sewer Stink Cure

  • Homeowners, many in Southern states, have complained of a rotten-egg odor and sulfur fumes that corrode wiring and metal pipes.

    Homeowners Win Settlement on Chinese Drywall

  • Step off the hydrofoil from Sicily and the rotten-egg smell of hydrogen sulphide strikes you immediately.

    Ocean acidification is latest manifestation of global warming

  • Today, microbial growth in sediment-clogged parts of the marsh causes the rotten-egg smell and depletes the water of oxygen, biologists say.

    Tiny Town Is Awash in Water Woes

  • The rotten-egg smell was hydrogen sulfide, which was produced when the hot water dissolved sulfur-bearing minerals.

    The Omega Theory

  • The rotten-egg smell of hydrogen sulfide was stronger here, and columns of bubbles rose to the surface.

    The Omega Theory

  • They flitted around the pit in agitated circles, their burring wings stirring up the rotten-egg stench.

    Etched in Bone

  • 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.

    Something Stinks In The State Of Rhode Island (VIDEO)

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