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effluvium
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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • A skunk padded heavily and unself-consciously down the trail, carrying a faint effluvium with him.

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  • The landfill emits a noxious effluvium.
  • Frequently, when passing at the distance of half a mile to leeward of a herd, I have perceived the whole air tainted with the effluvium.
    Charles Darwin  --  The Voyage of the Beagle

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