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rancid
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Jane Eyre
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  • The odour which now filled the refectory was scarcely more appetising than that which had regaled our nostrils at breakfast: the dinner was served in two huge tin-plated vessels, whence rose a strong steam redolent of rancid fat.

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  • We left the butter outside the refrigerator too long and it turned rancid.
  • The bacon smells rancid.

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