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Synonyms for foetor

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

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With a whiff of foetor judaicus, this passage makes a strong correlation between Jew and excrement, pointing to the sewer as the place where a Jew can be found; perhaps he belongs there.
Weiner divides his material into the following topical sections: "Introduction: Wagner and the Body"; chapter 1, "The Eyes of the Volk"; chapter 2, "Voices: Coloratura Versus tief und innig"; chapter 3, "Smells: The Teutonic Duft and the foetor judaicus"; chapter 4, "Feet: Clubfoot, Heroic Foot"; chapter 5, "Icons of Degeneration"; and, "Afterword: Wagner's Embodiment.