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  • Then, remembering that Nan had promised to go with him that afternoon for a run in the "stink-pot," he stepped out into the middle of the street and stood staring up the broad white road along which the car had disappeared -- the great road which led to London.

    The Moon out of Reach Margaret Pedler

  • I know your first impulse will be to put the 'stink-pot' along at forty miles an hour in wild pursuit of me.

    The Moon out of Reach Margaret Pedler

  • "I met Trenby about a mile away and scattered his horses and hounds to the four winds of heaven with my stink-pot."

    The Moon out of Reach Margaret Pedler

  • Where was Nan going with Rooke -- driving at reckless speed at this hour of the day on the way to London, when, according to arrangement, she should have been ready later on to adventure herself in the "stink-pot"?

    The Moon out of Reach Margaret Pedler

  • The only new departure is the aeroplane, for the gas attack is another form of the Chinese stink-pot and our old mystery friend Greek fire may claim antecedence to the

    My Second Year of the War Frederick Palmer 1915

  • Half-way down, between them and me, a stink-pot yet smouldered, and the morning air carried a horrible smell of singed flesh.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • Another caught a Cape pigeon, and I caught a stink-pot, a large bird measuring about eight feet from wing to wing.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World Samuel Smiles 1858

  • So now, cunule, clap on steam for Valparaiso, and you'll soon overhaul the old stink-pot.

    Foul Play Charles Reade 1849

  • It is remarkable for exuding a strong musky odour, from which circumstance it has obtained the name of "stink-pot."

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • At last, one of our gunners made a stink-pot, as we called it, being a composition which only smokes, but does not flame or burn; but withal the smoke of it is so thick, and the smell of it so intolerably nauseous, that it is not to be suffered.

    The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton Daniel Defoe 1696


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  • "'Perhaps all these mollymawks and albatrosses will be some comfort to him. I never saw so many all together. There's a whale-bird. Two nellies: and a stink-pot.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 160

    March 4, 2008

  • Is it a bird?

    August 31, 2008

  • I thought it was the nickname of the musk turtle.

    August 31, 2008

  • Turtles don't fly.

    September 1, 2008

  • Sez you.

    Anyway, it's also an old nickname for petrels--the Giant-Petrel in particular. Also stinker, stinkard, and stinkpot (no hyphen).

    Thanks, c_b--forgot about this one. :-)

    September 1, 2008

  • Awww, cute!

    It's been a bad day for hyphens. See proto-frog.

    September 1, 2008

  • Yes, but they can fly--on the backs of turtles. :-)

    September 1, 2008

  • RT, that picture warms my heart. *weejies*

    September 1, 2008

  • Thanks, c_b. Me too. It's among my favorite illustrations. :-)

    September 1, 2008

  • Albino turtle to boot.

    September 2, 2008

  • I wonder whether it knows any squirrels....

    September 2, 2008

  • You think the white stuff rubs off? *scratches head*

    September 2, 2008

  • Maybe it's a heavenly turtle on its way home.

    September 2, 2008

  • What we need is a close-up of the frog.

    September 3, 2008

  • Hey! What's that on the back of that mouse?

    September 4, 2008

  • I think... I think it's ... a flying albino turtle!

    September 4, 2008

  • A tiny flying albino turtle?

    September 4, 2008

  • (see also stinkpot)

    October 10, 2008

  • Citation on woundily.

    January 12, 2022