His nose went up in the air and quested to windward along the wind that brought the message, and he read the air with his nose as a man might read a newspaper--the salt smells of the seashore and of the dank muck of mangrove swamps at low tide, the spicy fragrances of tropic vegetation, and the faint, most faint, acrid
tingle of smoke from smudgy fires.
Besides this means of defence, an acrid
secretion, which is spread over its body, causes a sharp, stinging sensation, similar to that produced by the Physalia, or Portuguese man-of-war.
Now he lifted his muzzle and sniffed the air, caught the acrid
scent spoor of the reed buck and the heavy scent of man.
One day, however, a deaf and seemingly senseless lad from a distant village brought him a belated telegram; and Glengyle, in his acrid
pleasantry, gave him a new farthing.
The taste of the salt was strong in my mouth, and I was strangling with the acrid
stuff in my throat and lungs.
She dropped her iron on the shirtwaist, clutched at the board, fumbled it, caved in at the knees and hips, and like a half-empty sack collapsed on the floor, her long shriek rising in the pent room to the acrid
smell of scorching cloth.
The slamming of carriage doors burst out sharp and spiteful like a fusillade; an icy draught mingled with acrid
fumes swept the whole length of the platform and made a tottering old man, wrapped up to his ears in a woollen comforter, stop short in the moving throng to cough violently over his stick.
Euphrasia - Diffuse redness with marked photophobia and acrid
Someone has decided to set fire to a large pile of them, and it was belching thick, acrid
smoke which travelled quite high into the air.
Beguilingly filthy, Sarah Silverman is a heroine in the world of stand-up comedy for wrapping an acid, acrid
sensibility in innate sweetness.
In this acrid
close-up, the chintzy decor is interrupted by electrical wiring and a sprinkler head.
A thick cloud of acrid
smoke from forest and peat bog fires hung over the Russian capital yesterday, obscuring from view some of Moscow's most famous landmarks.
Flames shot 150ft into the air, barrels soared into the sky and the sun was blocked by acrid
black smoke after the explosion.
The officers were called to deal with the malicious incident at Brackla Industrial Estate yesterday, but thick acrid
smoke and the threat to the local electricity supply hampered their efforts.
In spring there will be a musical version of Sweet Smell of Success, the acrid
1957 movie with Burt Lancaster as a vicious gossip columnist and Tony Curtis as a toadying publicist.