from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of bad odors.


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  • He glimpsed the man in the saddle: short but broad, clad in stenchful skins beneath what armor he had, head shaven save for a pigtail, thin beard braided in twain, big-nosed face made hideous by patterned scars.

    Time Patrolman

  • Think'st thou wisdom came to mankind with the stenchful rocket and the sundered atomy?

    No Great Magic

  • He understands the whole fetid and filthy past through which she has journeyed as through the stenchful mud of a swamp.

    Sermons on Biblical Characters

  • Our next day's march ended just as a heavy thunderstorm with still heavier rain broke upon us; so the Grenadier officers pitched their mess as close as they could get to the sheltering wall of a decidedly stenchful Kaffir cottage.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

  • He had no more pleasure in being stoned, in being publicly whipped, in being thrown into dark dungeons and stenchful prison cells than you and I have.

    Sermons on Biblical Characters

  • For an hour he moved through the black, stenchful passageways, up and down ramshackle stairs, from human warren to human warren, pausing here to question, there to peer and sniff and poke with an exploring cane.

    The Clarion

  • We can breathe a stenchful atmosphere when immeasurable leagues of finest air are pressing round on every side.

    Things That Matter Most: Devotional Papers

  • Beyond the stenchful heat-stress of it, there was nothing up to half-past eleven to mark this night as different from its fellows of the past.

    World's War Events, Vol. I

  • God, after a while, will hold up these reeking, stenchful, accursed sheets, upon which they spread out their guilt, and the whole universe will cry out for their damnation.

    The Abominations of Modern Society

  • As in direct and total contrast with the stenchful humanism that's perpetrated in our generation in the name of Christ.

    British Blogs


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