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- adj. Resembling the skunk, especially in odour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like the skunk, especially in odor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Smelling like a skunk; stinking.
Because I like to sleep with a window open - so my boudoir window is open all the time - I was smacked by a whiff of the skunkish redolence upon my retirement.
De Vonville's room, which was at the back of the house, and had no fuming ailantus by its windows on which to browse nightmares of skunkish flavor, afforded a better climate for a night's rest, notwithstanding the singular ideas which these travelled men, especially naturalists, have of comfort, in a civilized sense.
He heard a wolf howl, a cry filled with loneliness, yet with a shivering death-note in it; he caught the musky, skunkish odor of a fox that was stalking prey in the face of a whispering breath of wind; once, in a moment of dead stillness, he listened to the snap of teeth and the crackle of bones in one of the dark pits, where a fisher-cat -- with eyes that gleamed like coals of fire -- was devouring the warm and bleeding carcass of a mother partridge.
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