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Smelly   /smˈɛli/   Listen

Offensively malodorous.  Synonyms: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, ill-scented, noisome, stinking.  "The kitchen smelled really funky"

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"Smelly" Quotes from Famous Books

... passage brought the boat which carried Ida and her fortunes to straggling, stony, smelly Dieppe, now abandoned to its native population, and deprived of that flavour of fashion which pervades its beach in the brighter months of August and September. The town looked gray, cold, and forbidding in the bleak October morning, when Ida found herself alone amidst its stoniness, the ...
— The Golden Calf • M. E. Braddon

... the moment Wetherby roared with laughter inside the stifling, smelly cowl that made them both seem like familiars ...
— With Haig on the Somme • D. H. Parry

... an ironical smile. "What do you know?" she exclaimed. "A genuine man of letters is naturally refined. But as for the whole lot of you, your poor and lofty notions are all a sham! You are most loathsome! We may now be frowzy and smelly, as we munch away lustily with our voracious appetites, but by and bye we'll prove as refined as scholars, as if we had cultured minds and ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin

... Bedford" was in the lowest quarter of Whitechapel and crowded daily with sullen and sad-looking people. It was hot, smelly and draughty. When we went in I observed that Phoebe was a favourite; she waved her hand gaily here and there and ordered herself a glass of bitter. The men who had been hanging about outside and in different corners of the room ...
— Margot Asquith, An Autobiography: Volumes I & II • Margot Asquith

... friends. Friends is politics. The reason why the reformers don't get anywhere is that they have no friends in politics. They regard the people as sticky and smelly and low. Bedelia has that notion. But I love 'em! Love 'em and ...
— In the Heart of a Fool • William Allen White

... when her father, up on his great smelly throne, drives around the corner of Powell and Geary that dressed-up folk needn't disdain him so much. He's a sermon. They won't like him as a sermon so much as a garbage man but he's a sermon just the ...
— Vignettes of San Francisco • Almira Bailey

... as he had been used to call the tumbled heap of precious fragments which grew after every voyage to southern or eastern islands. The room was lighted by candles; Mrs. Tree would have no other light. Kerosene she called nasty, smelly stuff, and gas a stinking smother. She liked strong words, especially when they shocked Miss Phoebe's sense of delicacy. As for electricity, Elmerton knew it not in ...
— Mrs. Tree • Laura E. Richards

... another memory came back. He remembered being in the stone-walled dungeon, with its smelly straw beds, lit only by the faint shaft of sunlight that came from the ...
— Viewpoint • Gordon Randall Garrett

... her when she started again for the dark road, this time with her two cheery companions, the lantern and Wiggle. She soon found the dripping rags a burden and cast them from her as she passed the well. Wiggle turned back and inspected the smelly, soggy mass, found that he did not like it, took a hasty drink from the puddle under the well spout, ...
— Pee-wee Harris • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... you don't have but one car you'll have to ride around with him in his'n, and that won't be no hardship. Just think what a nice time you could have ridin' around these roads in that noisy, smelly little car of his, and waitin' at the gate when he went in to see the Smith baby. Why—why—I'd like to ...
— Drusilla with a Million • Elizabeth Cooper

... Robert, decided. "Great marlinspikes! I'm not the war department, am I? I'm only a first-grade lieutenant in command of a blessed, smelly old menhaden trawler that's posing as a mine-sweeper. I am supposed to be enjoying a twenty-four hour shore leave in the peace and quiet of ...
— The House of Torchy • Sewell Ford

... and a thousand miles to grow in. The foreign-born parents, when they first come to the Northern Middlewest, huddle in unpainted farm-houses with grassless dooryards and fly-zizzing kitchens and smelly dairies, set on treeless, shadeless, unsoftened leagues of prairie or bunched in new clearings ragged with small stumps. The first generation are alien and forlorn. The echoing fjords of Trondhjem and the moors of ...
— The Trail of the Hawk - A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life • Sinclair Lewis

... smell Apicius should have repeated his excellent formula in {Rx} No. 212, the method of parboiling the birds before final coction, if, indeed, one cannot dispense with such birds altogether. The above recipe does not in the least indicate how to treat smelly birds. Wrapping them in dough ...
— Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome • Apicius

Words linked to "Smelly" :   smell, malodorous, malodourous, ill-smelling, unpleasant-smelling, stinky, fetid, noisome

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