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  • adj. smelling of musk


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  • She sat down on the other side of the sofa and beamed as a cloud of musk-scented air arranged itself around her.

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  • So, the tray being sat before them, they fell to and ate their fill; and when they had made an end of eating, they rose from meat and washed their hands with pure water and musk-scented soap, and dried them with napery embroidered in silk and bugles; but to Nur al-Din they brought a napkin laced with red gold whereon he wiped his hands.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And the musk-scented incense, though fulfilling, was thicker and stronger than she thought it should be.

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  • Instinctively my palate now requires and anticipates sweetness and lightness, something sugared and evanescent; and cool wine, fitting glove-like over those finer nerves that seem to tremble from the roof of my mouth and make it spread (as I drink) into a domed cavern, green with vine leaves, musk-scented, purple with grapes.

    The Waves

  • Then he saw two palace fans of the best quality, two strings of musk-scented beads, two rolls of silk, as fine as the phoenix tail, and a superior mat worked with hibiscus.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The coal, musk-scented, burns in the precious tripod.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Moonbase has won the battle, he said to himself, patting the musk-scented cologne on his cheeks, but not the war.


  • Praise be to God that in that region ye have been assisted in diffusing the musk-scented perfume, and this in future is pregnant with remarkable results.

    Japan Will Turn Ablaze!

  • So pure, the man never came near her without a dull loathing of himself, a sudden remembrance of places where he had been tainted, made unfit to touch her, -- rows in Bowery dance-houses, waltzes with musk-scented fine ladies: when this girl put her cool little hand in his sometimes, he felt tears coming to his eyes, as if the far-off God or the dead mother had blessed him.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • "C," her visionary, interesting, witty and gentlemanly "C" of the wire, with this musk-scented being of greasy red hair, cheap jewelry and vulgar manners?

    Wired Love A Romance of Dots and Dashes


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