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  • I know shooting stars and wild carrots, and of course, bindweed and Johnsongrass and shatter cane and all that other noxious vegetation that farmers have to kill kill kill.†   (source)
  • That summer of the Pestilence was brutally hot, and the stench of rotting flesh hung in the air like an invisible, noxious fog.†   (source)
  • Now I take a deep breath and hold the noxious fumes in my lungs.†   (source)
  • "Ji-li, what does 'noxious' mean?"†   (source)
  • Jabberwocky were huge, ferocious creatures living in the Volcanic Plains-a land of active volcanoes, lava rivers, and geysers of noxious gas, extremely dangerous for any Wonderlander to enter.†   (source)
  • A shadow appeared in the doorway behind him, and a moment later we were overcome by a noxious wave of stench.†   (source)
  • "Treason is a noxious weed," Pycelle declared solemnly.†   (source)
  • Well, more like sputtered to life and spewed out noxious fumes from the exhaust that made her cough like mad.†   (source)
  • But poor Andy —even before he was skipped ahead a grade—had always been a chronically picked-upon kid: scrawny, twitchy, lactose-intolerant, with skin so pale it was almost transparent, and a penchant for throwing out words like 'noxious' and 'chthonic' in casual conversation.†   (source)
  • For this, our third night in the village, I decided to escape the noxious smudge by moving into a tent, pitched just outside, that Rob and Mike had vacated when they went to Base Camp.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 5: MISSING IN ACTION Commander Root was sucking on a particularly noxious fungus cigar.†   (source)
  • In 217 the bathtub suddenly split in two, letting out a small flood of greenish, noxious-smelling water.†   (source)
  • "Be careful with that one, all of you," he commanded, spewing out noxious smoke.†   (source)
  • Her RadiKS Knight Vision goggles darken strategically to cut the noxious glaring of same, her pupils feel safe to remain wide open, scanning the road for signs of movement.†   (source)
  • The next day there was an evacuation for noxious odor.†   (source)
  • Noxious.†   (source)
  • Flames leapt from the engine, filling the back of the car with noxious fumes.†   (source)
  • In the course of my investigations as to their source, I discovered a large and exceedingly noxious cesspool underlying every part of the cellars, in some places the consistency of a strong infusion of black tea, and in others like viscid soft soap, which was undrained due to the failure of the builders to connect the drains to the main sewer; in addition to which, the water supply for both drinking and washing was drawn through an intake pipe from the lake, in a stagnant bay, close by…†   (source)
  • His first offering is a Beethoven cello sonata, and this drab concrete corner of downtown Los Angeles, with its nearby settlement of bug-bitten denizens and moving clouds of noxious vehicle exhaust, is transformed into a place of lilting repose.†   (source)
  • At the end of the twentieth century, tb was still killing about two million people a year, more adults than any other infectious disease, except for AIDS, and tb shared what Farmer called "a noxious synergy" with AIDS, since an active case of one often makes a latent case of the other active, too.†   (source)
  • Once again advancing, the trio emerged into the sunny, bloodsplattered main cavern-which stank worse than before, owing to the noxious fumes that drifted from the body of the Lethrblaka-even as Saphira appeared from within the depths of the lancet opening opposite them.†   (source)
  • The firemen arrived in minutes, spraying some noxious chemical into the Dumpster.†   (source)
  • A rush of moist, noxious air swept up and over Mark, and he gagged.†   (source)
  • Doctors warned women away from automobiles, fearing slow suffocation in noxious fumes.†   (source)
  • The water in the bucket became murky with noxious discharge.†   (source)
  • The still air was hotter than the day outside, reeking of urine and sweat and disinfectant, so noxiously thick that breathing it was beginning to sicken him.†   (source)
  • There was more water here, a tiny, noxiously sulfurous spring that Jeb said they sometimes used as a second latrine because it was no good for drinking.†   (source)
  • At some signal Eve didn't catch, the droid took a smudged glass from a drinker midbar, poured some noxious looking liquid into it, and slid it back.†   (source)
  • That morning, when Helen apprehensively opened the freezer, she found several hundred pounds of choice and carefully wrapped meat floating in a noxious sea of melted ice cream and liquified butter.†   (source)
  • For me the enemy in that global war was the Japanese, and my ignorance of the anguish hovering like a noxious gray smog over places with names like Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergen-Belsen was complete.†   (source)
  • I try to take as few noxious substances into my own system as possible.†   (source)
  • I led the gang quickly into the greasy, noxious hold and prayed silently that none of them would die of carbon monoxide on the trip over.†   (source)
  • The noxious tar smell permeates the air.   (source)
    noxious = foul smelling and harmful
  • The air became deathly still once again and a noxious smell seeped into the clearing.   (source)
    noxious = unhealthy
  • The pig stomped around and tore down half an acre of trees, belching a cloud of noxious gas.   (source)
    noxious = harmful (to health)
  • Even the brush-wood is an imported fruit-tree, namely, the guava, which from its abundance has become as noxious as a weed.   (source)
  • noxious chemical wastes
  • Their bodies gave off noxious odors, too, gases so strong they made my eyes water.†   (source)
  • Above him, the whaler had been totally consumed by noxious flames.†   (source)
  • Three days later an actual noxious odor drifted across the river.†   (source)
  • Noxious clouds expanded around the giant, filling the ruins like thick cigar smoke.†   (source)
  • They spread throughout the room with a noxious odor that made Max gag.†   (source)
  • The noxious fumes made it difficult to breathe.†   (source)
  • In other places, craters of viscous liquid bubbled and steamed, filling the cave with noxious gas.†   (source)
  • Even if the monsters ignored the mortals, that noxious gas couldn't be good for anyone to breathe.†   (source)
  • They breathed noxious gas and glared straight at Frank with their poisonous eyes.†   (source)
  • The Cyclops in the toga poked at the fire, which was now blazing away and billowing noxious black smoke toward the ceiling.†   (source)
  • "—and there was this one lad, ooh, he'd had his hand blown clean off and a grubby bandage wrapped round his wrist, and I looked at that and I said to myself, That arm's coming off next, young man, and maybe your leg for good measure' on account of a noxious pestilence that filled the air.†   (source)
  • The Red Guards have determined to eradicate the roots of this noxious weed in order to promote Chairman Mao's revolutionary cause."†   (source)
  • From this height, Dee could hear the buzz of the city a low drone, like a beehive settling down for the night and smell the noxious stench that hung over the streets a combination of sewers, rotting fruit and spoiled meat, human and animal sweat and the stink of the river itself.†   (source)
  • The fields of heather may have been noxious to the Wolf, but the stuff didn't seem to bother the fire giants.†   (source)
  • Others had begun to stream out onto the plaza, fleeing the noxious odors in the sept. "Cersei, keep your voice down," Jaime warned.†   (source)
  • He figured that if all these monsters breathed on him at once, their combined noxious cloud would be enough to melt him into a puddle.†   (source)
  • The ink was a noxious blend of foul ingredients that Max prepared by hand under the watchful tutelage of Mr. Sikes.†   (source)
  • As they approached, the very air before them seemed to shimmer as though a great, noxious heat was emanating from the motley host.†   (source)
  • The land had been rendered uninhabitable by the noxious fumes that poured out of the glowing vents in the charred earth.†   (source)
  • David's red flowers—thousands of them—fanned out from the banks, sloping up the hillside until they twined about the overpass, choking it like a noxious garland.†   (source)
  • Two days after leaving Venice, Hazel still couldn't get the noxious scent of eau de cow monster out of her nose.†   (source)
  • His expression suggested that he was labouring under some emotion that made him jab his pen on the paper as if he were killing some noxious insect as he wrote, but even when he had killed it that did not satisfy him; he must go on killing it; and even so, some cause for anger and irritation remained.†   (source)
  • Hermine had read the article, and it had informed her that Harry Haller was a noxious insect and a man who disowned his native land, and that it stood to reason that no good could come to the country so long as such persons and such ideas were tolerated and the minds of the young turned to sentimental ideas of humanity instead of to revenge by arms upon the hereditary foe.†   (source)
  • By its dark blue-green leaves, large and coarse-toothed, Father Latour recognized a species of the noxious datura.†   (source)
  • What with the gunshots echoing at the gates, the punctual thuds of rubber stamps marking the rhythm of lives and deaths, the files and fires, the panics and formalities, all alike were pledged to an ugly but recorded death, and, amidst noxious fumes and the muted clang of ambulances, all of us ate the same sour bread of exile, unconsciously waiting for the same reunion, the same miracle of peace regained.†   (source)
  • The insurgents become noxious, infected with the plague.†   (source)
  • But intriguing people have to invent a noxious, dangerous party.†   (source)
  • I loved cruelty; am I not a bug, am I not a noxious insect?†   (source)
  • That I killed a vile noxious insect, an old pawnbroker woman, of use to no one!†   (source)
  • Oh, if only we had the chemical methods that would enable us to drive out this noxious gas!†   (source)
  • I must kill one noxious insect for fear it should crawl and spoil life for others….†   (source)
  • Well, I felt a centipede biting at my heart then—a noxious insect, you understand?†   (source)
  • 'This noxious fool' (meaning the manager) 'is capable of prying into my boxes when I am not looking.'†   (source)
  • …"politic," against this gesture of shrewd, conceited forbearance that the spirit—or what passed for spirit in this case—extended to its alleged guilty opposite, in the presumption that such "politic" action was necessary, when in truth no such noxious indulgence was required; he could not help castigating a damnable dualistic interpretation of the world that cursed the universe—in particular life itself and its fancied opposite, the spirit: for if the one was evil, then the other, as…†   (source)
  • Evil company on earth is so noxious that the plants, as if by instinct, withdraw from the company of whatsoever is deadly or hurtful to them.†   (source)
  • The dairyman, who had thrown himself into abstraction to better realize the taste, and so divine the particular species of noxious weed to which it appertained, suddenly exclaimed— " 'tis garlic! and I thought there wasn't a blade left in that mead!"†   (source)
  • Mr Baptist approached, followed every word with his quick eyes, saw and heard it all out with the greatest impatience, then clapped his two hands flat upon the bill as if he had fiercely caught some noxious creature, and cried, looking eagerly at Clennam, 'It is the man!†   (source)
  • I first slung our hammocks from the roots of the tree, which, meeting above us, formed an arched roof, then covering the whole with sailcloth, we made a temporary tent, which would at least keep off the night damps and noxious insects.†   (source)
  • Lydgate was much worried, and conscious of new elements in his life as noxious to him as an inlet of mud to a creature that has been used to breathe and bathe and dart after its illuminated prey in the clearest of waters.†   (source)
  • It was very bitter, but they wandered about the fields seeking it and dug it out with their sabers and ate it, though they were ordered not to do so, as it was a noxious plant.†   (source)
  • Instantly the book becomes noxious.†   (source)
  • They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.†   (source)
  • There is an outer chamber of the brain in which thoughts unowned, unsolicited, and of noxious kind, are sometimes allowed to wander for a moment prior to being sent off whence they came.†   (source)
  • Now, uttered before a stranger, the accusation cut me to the heart; I dimly perceived that she was already obliterating hope from the new phase of existence which she destined me to enter; I felt, though I could not have expressed the feeling, that she was sowing aversion and unkindness along my future path; I saw myself transformed under Mr. Brocklehurst's eye into an artful, noxious child, and what could I do to remedy the injury?†   (source)
  • Moreover, it cannot be denied that the influence of the classical authors is in the highest degree moral, while, unfortunately, with the study of the natural sciences are associated the false and noxious doctrines which are the curse of our day.†   (source)
  • 'The effects of course vary according to the quantity taken, and such remedies should be applied as will best counteract the effect of each poison: emetics in any case, to remove as much as possible of the noxious substance, combined with oils and mucilaginous drinks to soothe and protect the stomach in the case of irritants; stimulants, such as spirits, ammonia, or strong coffee to rouse from the stupor of the narcotics; and sedative drugs, which are perhaps in themselves poisons, to…†   (source)
  • Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.†   (source)
  • …open to a mind unacquainted with the world glimpses of its scenes and ways (I do not mean its corrupt scenes and wicked ways, but such as derived their interest from the great scale on which they were acted, the strange novelty by which they were characterised); and I had a keen delight in receiving the new ideas he offered, in imagining the new pictures he portrayed, and following him in thought through the new regions he disclosed, never startled or troubled by one noxious allusion.†   (source)
  • Corrupt and often cruel in his lust, like some noxious insect, Fyodor Pavlovitch was sometimes, in moments of drunkenness, overcome by superstitious terror and a moral convulsion which took an almost physical form.†   (source)
  • Lady Dalrymple and Miss Carteret—they would soon be innoxious cousins to her.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in innoxious means not and reverses the meaning of noxious. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • If, on the contrary, we observe the natural defects of aristocracy, we shall find that their influence is comparatively innoxious in the direction of the external affairs of a State.†   (source)
  • Everybody has their taste in noises as well as in other matters; and sounds are quite innoxious, or most distressing, by their sort rather than their quantity.†   (source)
  • …scutchmills: its utility in canals, rivers, if navigable, floating and graving docks: its potentiality derivable from harnessed tides or watercourses falling from level to level: its submarine fauna and flora (anacoustic, photophobe), numerically, if not literally, the inhabitants of the globe: its ubiquity as constituting 90 percent of the human body: the noxiousness of its effluvia in lacustrine marshes, pestilential fens, faded flowerwater, stagnant pools in the waning moon.†   (source)
  • But when the disease was more stubborn and violent, he let in the muzzle while the bellows were full of wind, which he discharged into the body of the patient; then withdrew the instrument to replenish it, clapping his thumb strongly against the orifice of then fundament; and this being repeated three or four times, the adventitious wind would rush out, bringing the noxious along with it, (like water put into a pump), and the patient recovered.†   (source)
  • For if it did belong to private persons to use their own discretion therein, some of them would bee drawn for gaine, both to furnish the enemy with means to hurt the Common-wealth, and hurt it themselves, by importing such things, as pleasing mens appetites, be neverthelesse noxious, or at least unprofitable to them.†   (source)
  • Our purer essence then will overcome Their noxious vapour; or, inured, not feel; Or, changed at length, and to the place conformed In temper and in nature, will receive Familiar the fierce heat; and, void of pain, This horror will grow mild, this darkness light; Besides what hope the never-ending flight Of future days may bring, what chance, what change Worth waiting—since our present lot appears For happy though but ill, for ill not worst, If we procure not to ourselves more woe.†   (source)
  • …are pleased to call virtue, and had herself maintained such a severity of character, that it was expected, especially by Wilkins, that she would have vented much bitterness on this occasion, and would have voted for sending the child, as a kind of noxious animal, immediately out of the house; but, on the contrary, she rather took the good-natured side of the question, intimated some compassion for the helpless little creature, and commended her brother's charity in what he had done.†   (source)
  • Let him who calls me wild beast and basilisk, leave me alone as something noxious and evil; let him who calls me ungrateful, withhold his service; who calls me wayward, seek not my acquaintance; who calls me cruel, pursue me not; for this wild beast, this basilisk, this ungrateful, cruel, wayward being has no kind of desire to seek, serve, know, or follow them.†   (source)
  • To the blanc moon Her office they prescribed; to the other five Their planetary motions, and aspects, In sextile, square, and trine, and opposite, Of noxious efficacy, and when to join In synod unbenign; and taught the fixed Their influence malignant when to shower, Which of them rising with the sun, or falling, Should prove tempestuous: To the winds they set Their corners, when with bluster to confound Sea, air, and shore; the thunder when to roll With terrour through the dark aereal…†   (source)
  • …equality perhaps Hereafter, joined in her popular tribes Of commonalty: Swarming next appeared The female bee, that feeds her husband drone Deliciously, and builds her waxen cells With honey stored: The rest are numberless, And thou their natures knowest, and gavest them names, Needless to thee repeated; nor unknown The serpent, subtlest beast of all the field, Of huge extent sometimes, with brazen eyes And hairy mane terrifick, though to thee Not noxious, but obedient at thy call.†   (source)
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