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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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She drew in a long whiff and puffed it forth again into the bar of morning sunshine which struggled through the one dusty pane of her cottage window.
Forthwith, however, as soon as the order was given, there was an intense red glow out of the bowl of the pipe, and a whiff of smoke came from Mother Rigby's lips.
"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.
This he applied to his lips as often as every five or six paces, and inhaled a deep whiff of smoke, which, after being retained a moment in his lungs, might be seen to eddy gracefully from his mouth and nostrils.
He cursed, in his secret soul, the insinuating elegance of Feathertop's manners, as this brilliant personage bowed, smiled, put his hand on his heart, inhaled a long whiff from his pipe, and enriched the atmosphere with the smoky vapor of a fragrant and visible sigh.
"Never fear, mother!" said the figure, in a stout voice, and sending forth a courageous whiff of smoke, "I will thrive, if an honest man and a gentleman may!"
It seemed a convulsive effort; for the two or three next whiffs were fainter, although the coal still glowed and threw a gleam over the scarecrow's visage.
The old witch took three or four more whiffs of her pipe and smiled.
No sooner said than the intensely red speck of fire was glowing within the pipe-bowl; and the scarecrow, without waiting for the witch's bidding, applied the tube to his lips and drew in a few short, convulsive whiffs, which soon, however, became regular and equable.
"That's a whiff or more than 'whiff of corruption,' isn't it?" she added.
Martin Andanar and his people might 'just want a whiff of winter' in Europe.
Panelo also defended Duterte, who vowed to not tolerate even a "whiff of corruption," backing Estrada who is facing a string of graft cases over the multi-million pork barrel scam.
drizzly whiff "I needed her with me a) in case I passed out while driving and b) to make the process of chucking them in the skips much quicker.
But though it may well sound like something the bear left behind there is definitely a kind of slightly fungal whiff of damp shrubbery that comes with a nice Pinot.
IMAGINE a whiff of mothballs, the waft of a good suit kept only for weddings, funerals - and elections.