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olfactory

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Definition relating to the sense of smell
  • Dogs bred for scent-based tasks have higher olfactory capacities than other dogs.
olfactory = relating to the sense of smell
  • Humans have about 5 million olfactory receptors while dogs have over 220 million.
  • olfactory = relating to the sense of smell
  • The study indicates that our olfactory sense is capable of picking up a trillion smells.
  • olfactory = relating to the sense of smell
  • At night when things got dull, which was every night, the men slid down the brass poles, and set the ticking combinations of the olfactory system of the Hound and let loose rats in the firehouse area-way, and sometimes chickens, and sometimes cats that would have to be drowned anyway, and there would be betting to see which the Hound would seize first.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • olfactory = smelling
  • SNOOPER, POISON: radiation analyzer within the olfactory spectrum and keyed to detect poisonous substances.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • It came to my olfactory sense, full and fresh, overwhelming: the smell of vegetation.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • olfactory = smelling
  • With that olfactory observation, that specific little detail, the Terror unspooled.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • He added sotto voce, "And it improves my olfactory experience, you know?"
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • olfactory = smelling
  • What made it possible for certain olfactory nerves to be stimulated by various odors?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • A cloud of scent rises from her, lily of the valley, enveloping him in olfactory gauze.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • Olfactory hallucination, induced by sensual telepathy.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • olfactory = smell
  • Thus by association with the initial letters they mastered the twelve cranial nerves: olfactory, optic, oculomotor, trochlear, and the rest.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • We have radioactive isotope scanners, olfactory filters designed by the American DEA to detect the faintest chemical signatures of combustibles and toxins.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • Taste buds offer a relatively limited means of detection, however, compared to the human olfactory system, which can perceive thousands of different chemical aromas.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • olfactory = related to the sense of smell
  • Monsieur Defarge's olfactory sense was by no means delicate, but the stock of wine smelt much stronger than it ever tasted, and so did the stock of rum and brandy and aniseed.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • olfactory = smelling
  • His curly brown hair clung matted to his forehead, and my olfactory senses said without question it was closing in on the time of month when the Thorntons should consider emptying the moonshine out of the bathtub.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • olfactory = smelling
  • He had always heard that the nose was the best link to the past, that the olfactory sense was the strongest for tapping into forgotten history, and now some long-stored remembrances of his own childhood flitted through his mind.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • olfactory = smelling
  • Over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • olfactory = smelly
  • As he passed the Rue de la Huchette, the odor of those admirable spits, which were incessantly turning, tickled his olfactory apparatus, and he bestowed a loving glance toward the Cyclopean roast, which one day drew from the Franciscan friar, Calatagirone, this pathetic exclamation: ~Veramente, queste rotisserie sono cosa stupenda~!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • olfactory = smelling
  • But once you've gone this far, I must point out, with primary, secondary, auditory, olfactory, and labial hallucinations, as well as tactile and optical fantasies, it is pretty bad business.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
olfactory = smell

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