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  • I once read somewhere of John the Merciful, a saint, that when a hungry, frozen beggar came to him, he took him into his bed, held him in his arms, and began breathing into his mouth, which was putrid and loathsome from some awful disease.

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  • The meat was putrid and covered with maggots.
  • an unusual flower with a putrid smell that attracts flies for pollination

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