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ill-smelling Line breaks: ill-smelling

Definition of ill-smelling in English:


Having an unpleasant smell: ill-smelling foreign cheeses
More example sentences
  • When walking around the crater I was at times totally enveloped in smoke and other ill-smelling gaseous mixtures.
  • So that householders may be warned of escaping gas, ill-smelling or acrid chemicals are injected into the pipes in some sections of the country.
  • The door of the stable swung invitingly open, but it was a dark, musty, ill-smelling place.

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