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Synonyms for whiff

Synonyms for whiff

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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"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.
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.
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.
"Come, another good stout whiff, and let it be with might and main.
But its efforts, it must be acknowledged, served an excellent purpose; for, with each successive whiff, the figure lost more and more of its dizzy and perplexing tenuity and seemed to take denser substance.
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.
"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!"
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.
Duterte has fired officials for frequent travels and other "whiffs" of corruption but the Palace did not pursue cases against them.
"I didn't know all of this about adults going to festivals filling balloons with laughing gas and having whiffs of it.
Odors exist as compounds that move through the air or water and settle on olfactory neurons in "whiffs." The time between whiffs depends on the distance between the smeller and the source of the smell.
Celeb perfume deals are big business, with Justin Bieber, JLS, Taylor Swift, and Britney Spears all having their own custom-made whiffs.
are two products that deliver fragrance to laundry--Washer Whiffs, a laundry fragrance additive that dissolves in the washing machine, and Dryer Disks, a reusable, anti-static fragrance enhancer.