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Word: fetid

Definition: (foetid) malodorous; foul


Sentences Containing 'fetid'

"If Ukraine goes ahead with its plan ... the delta will become a fetid swamp," said a statement by one of the unions.
"Time" criticized its "brutal, bloated car-chase sequence pilfered from Friedkin's nifty "The French Connection"", and called it "a fetid movie hybrid: Miami Vile".
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
Meat spoiled in a few hours in the fetid and pestiferous air, and turned black.
The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
The gleba has a fetid odor, somewhat like rotting meat, which attracts flies and other insects to help disperse its spores.
The reach of the Yellow River at Lanzhou carries a high load of silt, giving the river its characteristic muddy appearance; however water quality in this reach is better than the "fetid outflow that barely passes for water two hours downstream".

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