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  • adj. Alternative spelling of sulfury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, or partaking of the nature of, sulphur; having the qualities of sulphur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sulphurous.
  • In entomology, tinged with sulphur-yellow: as, sulphury white.


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  • "In a party fight, a prophetic sense of danger, hangs, as it were, over the crowd -- the very air is loaded with apprehension; and the vengeance burst is proceeded by a close, thick darkness, almost sulphury, that is more terrifical than the conflict itself, though dearly less dangerous and fatal.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • The day-old yeasty stench of Chibuku was mixed with the sulphury scent of a body last washed weeks before.

    A Good Night’s Work

  • Then I stept into the water, and was immediately gone downward a great way; for, truly it was no puddle as I had supposed; but a deep well, as you might call it, of hot and sulphury water.

    The Night Land

  • I looked at the Webley; smoke curled up from its barrel and the smell of its sulphury breathe made me vomit again.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • My God, that thing is emitting a sulphury smell it's so foul.

    From The Daily Growler City Room

  • The distinctive sulphury smell of the infernal chymical mingled with the usual harbor odors of decaying fish, tar, stale beer, and human waste.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Now, what happened was, a flight attendant smelled something sulphury.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2001

  • Now, what apparently happened, a flight attendant smelled a sulphury smell on this plane carrying some 185 passengers and 12 crew.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2001

  • When the black cloud rose from the mountain, and the hot ashes fell around him, and the people rushed out at the gate, he stood there immovable, because it was his duty, and died in his place, suffocated by the sulphury air.

    Life and Conduct

  • In the course of his sulphury remarks he threatened condign punishment upon the base miscreant who should dare use his penknife on one of those desks.

    Reveries of a Schoolmaster


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