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noisome
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The Two Towers
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  • Mists curled and smoked from dark and noisome pools.
  • There was a faint hiss, a noisome smell went up, the lights flickered and danced and swirled.
  • Often they floundered, stepping or falling hands-first into waters as noisome as a cesspool, till they were slimed and fouled almost up to their necks and stank in one another’s nostrils.
  • Then his eyes shone with a green-white light, reflecting the noisome Morgul-sheen perhaps, or kindled by some answering mood within.
  • Paler indeed than the moon ailing in some slow eclipse was the light of it now, wavering and blowing like a noisome exhalation of decay, a corpse-light, a light that illuminated nothing.

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  • the noisome atmosphere of the Nairobi slum
  • The body was found in shallow noisome water.

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