acridness


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extreme bitterness

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the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone

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For even when coming into slight contact with the outer, vapory shreds of the jet, which will often happen, your skin will feverishly smart, from the acridness of the thing so touching it.
When Marie recalls frying fish with her lover, Pecola not only visualizes the details of this sensuous experience, but experiences an all-inclusive sense-rich apprehension: Pecola saw Marie's teeth settling down into the back of crisp sea bass; saw the fat fingers putting back into her mouth tiny flakes of white, hot meat that had escaped from her lips; she heard the "pop" of the beer-bottle cap; smelled the acridness of the first stream of vapor; felt the cold beerness hit the tongue.
He sat on his horse, caressing its neck without knowing that he did, and thinking of the poor creature's torn mouth, and remembering the feel of the captured girls, the gritty acridness of their bodies as he held them, their tears and their anger.
"The cherry flavors marry wonderfully with the chocolate and caramel malt flavors; the leathery Iambic notes harmonize beautifully with the port-like notes; and the Kriek's acidity softens the sharp acridness of the dark roasted malts."