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One wondered about this, as also about the swarms of flies which hung about the scene, literally blackening the air, and the strange, fetid odor which assailed one's nostrils, a ghastly odor, of all the dead things of the universe.
The balmy sum- mer air, the restful quiet, the odor of the flowers, and the drowsing murmur of the bees had had their effect, and she was nodding over her knit- ting -- for she had no company but the cat, and it was asleep in her lap.
He was preceded by a relishing odor of whisky; but his head was Scotch; and nothing but his odor betrayed him.
Further down, on some waste land separated from the road by a dry ditch and a low mud wall, a cluster of hemlocks, nearly six feet high, poisoned the air with their odor.
On the yon side of the fields uprose the sturdy oaks and beeches and ashes of the forest; while at their feet modest violets peeped out shyly and greeted the loiterers with an odor which made the heart glad.
I advise him not to get himself in bad odor with the administration.
There also came to my nostrils a faintly pungent odor, and I could only assume that I had been overcome by some poisonous gas, but why I should retain my mental faculties and yet be unable to move I could not fathom.
They had passed but a short distance to the rear of Numa when the boy caught the unpleasant odor of the carnivore.
I feared that the heavy odor would be too much for the dear child in her weak state, so I took them all away and opened a bit of the window to let in a little fresh air.
I became aware of a disagreeable odor, like that of a monkey's cage ill-cleaned.
This glove, wherever it had not touched the muddy ground, was of irreproachable odor.
The beaver, possessing an acute sense of smell, is soon attracted by the odor of the bait.