Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a keen or delicate sense of smell.

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Examples

  • They're slender and fine-nosed, those guns -- you want to call them 'Madame.'

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • But how many of these fine-nosed dames now cry, 'Would to God we had sea-coal!

    The Life of John Milton

  • It is made evident by dogs and other fine-nosed animals that every human being has his, or her, peculiar scent which varies according to age and health.

    Arabian nights. English

  • "Some fine-nosed city dames," it says, "used to tell their husbands, 'O husband! we shall never be well, we nor our children, whilst we live in the smell of this city's sea-coal smoke!

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

  • “Some fine-nosed city dames,” it says, “used to tell their husbands, 'O husband! we shall never be well, we nor our children, whilst we live in the smell of this city's sea-coal smoke!

    The Life of John Milton

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