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hydrogen sulfide

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless, flammable poisonous gas, H2S, having a characteristic rotten-egg odor and used in metallurgy, and as an antiseptic, bleach, and reagent.

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  • noun inorganic chemistry A toxic gas, H2S, smelling like rotten eggs and used in analytical chemistry and industry.

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  • noun a sulfide having the unpleasant smell of rotten eggs

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  • "When Mayhew describes his repulsion at the smell of hydrogen sulfide on the streets of Bermondsey, you can see in the passage a clash between three distinct epochs somehow struggling to share the same space: an industrial-era city with an Elizabethan-era waste-removal system as perceived by a Pleistocene-era brain."

    —Steven Johnson, The Ghost Map (New York: Penguin, 2006), 130

    October 2, 2008