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Word: odoriferous

Definition: giving off an odor


Sentences Containing 'odoriferous'

He stretched forth his hand, and touched stone; he rose to his seat, and found himself lying on his bournous in a bed of dry heather, very soft and odoriferous.
Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
She was revived by having hot cordial poured down her throat, having her limbs and extremities rubbed, being bled, having heating plasters applied and having a "heating odoriferous Clyster to be cast up in her body, to give heat and warmth to her bowels".

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