traumatism


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marked tissue damage, especially when produced by physical injury

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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.
Indeed, the great difficulty will be at once got over, if we can only bring ourselves to believe that, as soon as the old dame bade him puff, there came a whiff of smoke from the scarecrow's mouth.
The scarecrow gasped, struggled, and at length emitted a murmur, which was so incorporated with its smoky breath that you could scarcely tell whether it were indeed a voice or only a whiff of tobacco.
I don't like these boughten scents-- but a whiff of sweet-grass belongs anywhere a lady does.
The epigram, with its faint whiff of the eighties, meant nothing.
But I could not keep him in the house on the lake, either, because of Christine; so I locked him up comfortably, I chained him up nicely--a whiff of the Mazenderan scent had left him as limp as a rag--in the Communists' dungeon, which is in the most deserted and remote part of the Opera, below the fifth cellar, where no one ever comes, and where no one ever hears you.
For I must tell thee, Sancho, that when I approached to put Dulcinea upon her hackney (as thou sayest it was, though to me it appeared a she-ass), she gave me a whiff of raw garlic that made my head reel, and poisoned my very heart.
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.
He is most interesting, a whiff of ozone," she answered.
Already Alleyne could hear the crackling and roaring of the flames, while the air was heavy with heat and full of the pungent whiff of burning wood.
Looking at him, it was as if a whiff of ozone came to one's nostrils--so fresh and young was he, so resplendent with health, so wildly wild.
A whiff of warm air ascended to his nostrils, and there, curled up under the snow in a snug ball, lay Billee.
I wanted a whiff of my pipe, and a turn at ROBINSON CRUSOE.
asked Amy, pausing on the terrace to enjoy the view, and a luxurious whiff of perfume that came wandering by.