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Synonyms for whiff

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Synonyms for whiff

a short light gust of air

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a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike

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perceive by inhaling through the nose

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drive or carry as if by a puff of air

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strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third

smoke and exhale strongly

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utter with a puff of air

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Unless some particular festivity was going forward, the inmates of Marheyo's house retired to their mats rather early in the evening; but not for the night, since, after slumbering lightly for a while, they rose again, relit their tapers, partook of the third and last meal of the day, at which poee-poee alone was eaten, and then, after inhaling a narcotic whiff from a pipe of tobacco, disposed themselves for the great business of night, sleep.
I don't want to set up a hobgoblin in my own corn-patch, and almost at my own doorstep," said Mother Rigby to herself, puffing out a whiff of smoke; "I could do it if I pleased, but I'm tired of doing marvellous things, and so I'll keep within the bounds of every-day business just for variety's sake.
He seemed to bring a whiff of his strong, fresh, bracing, east-coast air with him as he entered.
There, the wind carried a whiff from the cheeses full on to our steed.
As when a window is opened a whiff of fresh air from the fields enters a stuffy room, so a whiff of youthfulness, energy, and confidence of success reached Kutuzov's cheerless staff with the galloping advent of all these brilliant young men.
The vapor floated away; the atmosphere became, clear again; a whiff of fresh air filled the tent, and the pink curtains of the couch trembled slightly, as if stirred from within.
Yet somehow it conveyed to Anne a whiff of the wholesome, simple life at Green Gables, with its savor of ancient peace, and the steadfast abiding love that was there for her.
Tomorrow, at any moment, he might catch a whiff of the fragrance of life, and the blood in his veins would move to a different tune.
Taking a last whiff of his cigarette he threw it down, stepped on it, and letting the smoke escape through his moustache and looking askance at the horse that was coming up, began to tuck in his sheepskin collar on both sides of his ruddy face, clean-shaven except for the moustache, so that his breath should not moisten the collar.
It's a good deal tried, poor creetur, at the best of times; for when it DOES get hold of a pleasant whiff or so (which an't too often) it's generally from somebody else's dinner, a-coming home from the baker's.
I'd be the better for a smack of the salt water again, and a whiff of the breeze.
We'll go to the Solomons,' he said, 'and get a whiff of English rule.
A whiff of the smoke from frying bacon would start him off for a half-hour's paroxysm, and he kept carefully to windward when Daylight was cooking.
At about the middle of the afternoon of the preceding day a little whiff of light vapor--a mere thickening of the atmosphere, the ghost of a cloud--had been observed clinging to the western side of Mount St.
I don't like these boughten scents-- but a whiff of sweet-grass belongs anywhere a lady does.