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  • I just stepped out of my office for lunch only to find evacuated officials, fire engines, and clouds of evil-smelling smoke emanating from the top of the building.

    Garret Fitzgerald - the truth

  • The resulting stench can be overpowering: One eighteenth-century account described “pox that were so rotten and poisonous that the flesh fell off . . . in pieces full of evil-smelling beasties.”

    The Panic Virus

  • "Being surrounded by evil-smelling filth – it would have made the Boro feel like they were at home, wouldn't it?"

    The art of creating a stink in the dressing room

  • There was, for instance, a sordid and evil-smelling smoking room in the hospital at Cygnet that had a machine on the wall where patients lit their cigarettes by pressing a green button.

    Henry’s Demons

  • Aware of this, my mother was in a permanent rage – she had not asked to chug through grey countryside on a filthy, evil-smelling, dwarf, shunned, freshwater cousin of the Good Ship Lollipop.

    'Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History'

  • Odd though it seems even to me, that night, trying to rest in a strange place, lying on a hard, dusty floor in an evil-smelling room festooned with cobwebs, I slept as well as ever I had done in my life.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • So I was trying to deal with the evil-smelling mess with paper towels and Kleenex until they finally rescued me with some actual wipes, dunking The Widget (crying pitifully the whole time, poor feverish thing) in that cold stainless steel sink, and the nurse was following me everywhere with a bottle of antiseptic spray and paper towel wiping away the germ-laden poo stains that were Everywhere.

    Hold The Mustard | Her Bad Mother

  • The grey linen was billowing above the dark evil-smelling scum, the gas plate was splattered with sponges of dried foam.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • The evil-smelling, wet-looking stuff erupted from the ends of her guns and coated both Aari and his enemies with the same glop coating her.

    Massage

  • Almost the Truth is essential viewing for those of us who grew up running lines about penguins on top of television sets and evil-smelling flocks of soiled budgies flying out of people's lavatories and singing about cross-dressing lumberjacks and bisected bees.

    Ed Martin: No "Glee" on NBC, Less Violence on the BBC, "Monty Python" on IFC, "Leave It To Lamas" on E!

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