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As flood waters receded gradually the threat of diseases such as malaria and cholera spawned by the foetid water and clouds of mosquitos increased.
Dearest grub-neck, like a blade of nubile rice, sagging under the weight of its own foetid juices.
Large parts of the city are foetid wastelands, there is the reek of human waste, dead animals are a common sight rotting at roadsides, sewers and drains of all kinds regularly back up and even a light shower of rain can see underpasses flooded.