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smelling bottle

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Definition of smelling bottle in English:


chiefly historical
A small bottle containing smelling salts or perfume.
Example sentences
  • In Paris they put in a number of nick-nacks, little almanacks, smelling bottles with essences, and even things of value for presents.
  • Small blown smelling bottles with applied rigaree and trailed embellishments were also popular at this time.
  • Its scale and horizontal placement brings to mind those first American-made pungent smelling bottles, but the elegance of the design is more like that of a piece of fine jewelry.

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