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  • A pungent smell of rotting rubbish came from the pile of bulging bin-bags just inside the broken gate.   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • She had been stripped of her clothes, and something warm and pungent was gently being rubbed into her body.   (source)
    pungent = strong smelling
  • The size, the quick movements, the pungent odor, the hissing breath…   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • This time the ornaments were nature's brilliant red-and-yellow necklaces of bittersweet, pungent pinecones, wine-red clusters of sumac berries, abandoned bird-bodied boats of milkweed, delicate thumb-size goblets of Queen Anne's lace.   (source)
    pungent = strong smelling
  • The soap has a pungent mediciny smell.   (source)
  • No locker room could have more pungent air than Devon's; sweat predominated, but it was richly mingled with smells of paraffin and singed rubber, of soaked wool and liniment, and for those who could interpret it, of exhaustion, lost hope and triumph and bodies battling against each other.   (source)
  • There was another smell, outside, something burning, a pungent fragrance that was half sweet and half bitter.   (source)
    pungent = powerful
  • The fragrance of boiling meat and pungent herbs made Matt's stomach crawl.   (source)
    pungent = strong-smelling
  • After two years, rich, black, pungent Dutch coffee.   (source)
  • He used flowery language like …. well, like every sentence was a pungent bouquet of metaphors.   (source)
    pungent = powerful
  • Immediately, their nostrils were assailed by the odor of cinnamon—heavy and pungent.   (source)
    pungent = strong-smelling
  • A sweet yet pungent aroma hung in the air and drifted easily from one anxious nose to the other, stopping only long enough to make several mouths water and a few stomachs growl.   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • Turning me around by one arm, he moved a broad flat hand along the front vista, including in its sweep a sunken Italian garden, a half acre of deep, pungent roses, and a snub-nosed motor-boat that bumped the tide offshore.   (source)
    pungent = strong smelling
  • It was not alone that it was composed of all the ills of mortality and with the pungent, acrid smell of blood, but it seemed as though corruption had become itself corrupt.   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • The sensation was like being touched in the marrow with some pungent and searching acid, it set my very teeth on edge.   (source)
    pungent = sharp and painful
  • The janitorial closet smelled pungently of bleach and cleaning solvents.†   (source)
  • He positioned his chair so perfectly that his face was mere inches from Reynie's — so close that Reynie could see his own alarmed and searching face reflected in those shiny silver lenses; so close that he smelled the man's pungent breath.†   (source)
  • And it smelled of pine cleaner and bleach, with something vaguely pungent underneath.†   (source)
  • Pungent cooking smells, of pork and greens, filled the air.†   (source)
  • The ladder groaned with every step, and the pungent smell of rotting flesh and dampness was almost asphyxiating.†   (source)
  • The engineer is a taciturn, pungent man named Walter Bernd whose pupils are misaligned.†   (source)
  • I suddenly see vines and lush plants clumped together, and the air is pungent with the smell of life.†   (source)
  • It was the animal's fear and power mixed together to form a pungent, lingering musk.†   (source)
  • And then I could smell it, even more pungent than the house's other stinks, and I could feel it at the threshold of the room.†   (source)
  • She neared the foot of the bed, nose wrinkling at the pungent odor wafting from the woman's bed.†   (source)
  • To my great surprise, Mr. Pavlikovsky pulled me close and caught me in a solid embrace, while I closed my eyes and tried hard to ignore his smell: hair cream, body odor, alcohol, and some sort of sharp, disagreeably pungent cologne.†   (source)
  • His migraine was not helped by the pungent cigar feeding toxins into his system.†   (source)
  • Wendy pushed the pantry door open with her knee, hardly noticing the pungent odor of dried fruit that wafted out.†   (source)
  • He made a careful pile and tried to light it, but the woody stems only smoked and gave off a pungent smell.†   (source)
  • The wind, the drone of the engines, and the pungent smell of the tropical sea poured into the bay.†   (source)
  • But Booth's filthy clothes, unshaven face, and pungent body could not conceal his obvious good breeding.†   (source)
  • The smell of Lysol, pungent, was hanging all around us in a big cloud.†   (source)
  • The train clicked by the Union Stock Yards, doubly pungent in the day's strange warmth, and skirted sierras of black coal capped with grimy melting snow.†   (source)
  • A gust of wind came her way, and with it the pungent smell of the seal.†   (source)
  • The "healing kit," which Clary had been envisioning as a hard plastic-sided box with the Red Cross insignia on it, turned out to be a big wooden tray, stacked with folded bandages, steaming bowls of unidentified liquids, and herbs that gave off a pungent lemony odor.†   (source)
  • Flowers bloomed everywhere and the mix of floral fragrances and pungent herbs aroused hints of memories long forgotten.†   (source)
  • He showed up at the bar nearly every day with a pungent Hardee's bag, complaining about his budget until he was offered a first drink on the house.†   (source)
  • The sky erupted with color, and the pungent air stimulated sensors in her brain Clarke had never realized existed.†   (source)
  • In the wind are pungent odors from the marshes by the road.†   (source)
  • An acrid, pungent, putrid smell.†   (source)
  • They were enormous, pungent, and hoary beasts, and Ishmael and Hatsue stopped to stare at one rubbing his hindquarters against a fence post.†   (source)
  • With her face so close to mine, her breath had a pungent odor when she spoke.†   (source)
  • One of these barns was a mammoth Quonset hut; it brimmed with grain-Westland sorghum-and one of them housed a dark, pungent hill of milo grain worth considerable money-a hundred thousand dollars.†   (source)
  • This would simmer all afternoon and evening, the pungent odor of the fat from the dohmbeh permeating the house.†   (source)
  • They gave off a pungent, horsy smell, as if freshly cut.†   (source)
  • Candles flickered, incense burned in an unsuccessful attempt to cover the pungent smell of marijuana.†   (source)
  • Today there's something else, though: the smell of smoke and something earthier, more pungent.†   (source)
  • A few drops of pungent liquid began to drip from the free end of the hose.†   (source)
  • "Pungent" is the word Estevan used.†   (source)
  • But somehow they seemed less pungent in the darkness, a trick of the senses maybe.†   (source)
  • Mayonnaise, for example, is supposed to be evaluated along six dimensions of appearance (color, color intensity, chroma, shine, lumpiness, and bubbles), ten dimensions of texture (adhesiveness to lips, firmness, denseness, and so on), and fourteen dimensions of flavor, split among three subgroups—aromatics (eggy, mustardy, and so forth); basic tastes (salty, sour, and sweet); and chemical-feeling factors (burn, pungent, astringent).†   (source)
  • There were people already there and others started arriving and there was a pungent trail in the air, the root aroma of marijuana rolled and toked communally, and a sense of some event not unlike the showing of a midnight film, only not SO loose a group—a little beady-eyed, these people, wary of their own anticipation.†   (source)
  • Tears sting at my eyes from the pungency, but at least I'm breathing again.†   (source)
  • He was fascinated by the bazaars, which felt wildly exotic, with the strange, pungent smells of carpet and leather shops.†   (source)
  • He crushed a leaf in his fingers, and it gave out a sweet and pungent fragrance.†   (source)
  • A pungent smell filled his nostrils: marijuana.†   (source)
  • Atop a pile of grain, breathing in the pungent dust of the granary in the diffuse, golden morning light that filtered through the chinks, they kissed, licked, bit, and sucked each other, sobbed and drank each other's tears, swore eternal love and drew up a secret code that would allow them to communicate during the coming months of separation.†   (source)
  • Yossarian had responded ravenously to the pungent aroma of spicy lamb while he was still in the cab of the ambulance bouncing down along the knotted road that lay like a broken suspender between the hospital and the squadron.†   (source)
  • I was denied anything too salty, too bitter, too sweet, too sour, or too pungent, so I couldn't eat fermented black beans, bitter melon, almond curd, hot and sour soup, or anything remotely flavored.†   (source)
  • This one did not smell like the first one, it was more pungent.†   (source)
  • I caught a glimpse of the roaring wood fire in the cast-iron pot on the patio, and the scent of tobacco and something more pungent.†   (source)
  • The pungent smell of sulfur filled his nostrils, and he checked his breathing.†   (source)
  • It was about a man I'd been sitting next to—a man whose scent I could recognize (Head & Shoulders shampoo and pungent industrial soap); whose voice was familiar (rough as sandpaper, with words dropped like stepping-stones)—who would, very shortly, be dead.†   (source)
  • In another corner a potbellied stove radiated a thick, pungent heat that kept the narrow room comfortable.†   (source)
  • Angel ignored the pungent odor of the sty as he sat and ate.†   (source)
  • Bourne leaned over the desk within inches of the dead body, the acrid smell of the exploded shell and burnt flesh still pungent, and studied the memo pad.†   (source)
  • He was lively, pungent, and naturally amiable—so amiable, as Thomas Jefferson would later write, that it was impossible not to warm to him.†   (source)
  • There was a sweet, pungent smell in the garret.†   (source)
  • The smell of urine hit her in a sudden, pungent wave and she could see the floor was filthy with dung.†   (source)
  • Apothecary jars labeled in childish block letters are filled with pungent spices.†   (source)
  • Shavers pungently characterized the Teknologik executives: infamous self-aggrandizers, think of themselves as some kind of business royalty, but they are no better than us.†   (source)
  • The pungent smell of his sauces brought tears to the knight's eyes.†   (source)
  • The pungent chemical smell of the disinfectant hung in the air as it passed.†   (source)
  • There was a smell, a fire very different from ours, pungent, painful as thistles to the nose.†   (source)
  • The older residents were offended by the pungent smells of strong cheeses and smoked meats that now hung in the local shops.†   (source)
  • Whenever his seatmate stirred, Max merely opened one of the tins and held his nose while dangling the bulbous strip of pungent tripe above the goblin's sharp, serrated maw.†   (source)
  • AS SOON as I step inside, the world fills with the roar of jazz, laughter, and chatter along with a blast of heat, the scent of pungent cigar smoke, perfume, and scrumptious food all rolled into an incomprehensible wave of sensation.†   (source)
  • Dripping, her chilled skin covered with gooseflesh, she stood in the middle of the stall and swore silently and pungently.†   (source)
  • It was as pungent to them as the smell of fish about to turn.†   (source)
  • My crotch smelled salty and sharp with her and bleached with me, and the rich pungent meat of the lamb was an offering passing between us.†   (source)
  • The concrete, wet from melting snow, smells clean; the soap, sharply pungent; the water, cold as it runs over his hands.†   (source)
  • And I recognize a sweet, pungent scent that immediately reminds me of McCracken Hall.†   (source)
  • Longstreet whiffed a pungent odor.†   (source)
  • The room was dark and the smells of damp and burnt wood equally pungent.†   (source)
  • And suddenly, as soon as he saw it, Taleswapper smelled it, pungent and sweet, so that he could almost taste it.†   (source)
  • Smelling the odors of the Riverside Inn, Randy recalled the sickly, pungent stench of the honey carts with their loads of human manure for the fields of Korea.†   (source)
  • The sausage would be sweet and sharp and pungent with spices, and my coffee a wine-dark happiness.†   (source)
  • Prairie onions sent up green shoots from their pungent bulbs and bloomed in white and rosy heads.†   (source)
  • Worthy Vama, we shall take delight in the atmosphere, with all its pungent portents.†   (source)
  • All doors are flung open-in stable and in cowbarn; Pigeons peck at oats fallen in the snow; And the culprit of all this and its life-begetter— The pile of manure-is pungent with ozone.†   (source)
  • A pleasant smell, hot and pungent, which made my nostrils water and squirted the tears into my eyes, so that every few minutes I had to stop to wipe them.†   (source)
  • From his gap-toothed mouth Lale experiences the pungent smell of partially digested meat.   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • A smell leapt out so pungent and disgusting that it seemed to colour the air.   (source)
  • They did indeed burn sage and mallowsweet there on the classroom floor, and Firenze told them to look for certain shapes and symbols in the pungent fumes, but he seemed perfectly unconcerned that not one of them could see any of the signs he described, telling them that humans were hardly ever good at this, that it took centaurs years and years to become competent, and finished by telling them that it was foolish to put too much faith in such things, anyway, because even centaurs…   (source)
    pungent = strong-smelling
  • There had been movement in the darkness of her bedroom, something wet and pungent slapped against her face, filling her mouth, hands grasping for her.   (source)
  • I went past the Trophy Room, downstairs into the pungent air of the locker room, changed into gym pants, and spent an hour wrestling.   (source)
    pungent = strong smelling
  • From a painted gourd she scooped a pungent-smelling paste and spread it over the wound, then bound his hand with a length of clean blue cotton.   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • My brothers and I would peer into the medicinal herb shop, watching old Li dole out onto a stiff sheet of white paper the right amount of insect shells, saffron-colored seeds, and pungent leaves for his ailing customers.   (source)
    pungent = strong smelling
  • He liked personal feelings and what he called my "pungent sentences," and also the mix of everyday family life with the terror of the Taliban.   (source)
    pungent = powerful or penetrating
  • "How else should I be doing," Malcolm said, "with a compound fracture of the leg that is likely septic and beginning to smell rather, ah, pungent?"   (source)
    pungent = strong
  • Inside is a thick, dark ointment with a pungent smell, a combination of tar and pine needles.†   (source)
  • She sighed deeply as a rather pungent smell drifted up from the kitchen.†   (source)
  • The makeshift bouquet grew quite large, a pungent mass of perfume.†   (source)
  • After a few seconds, the pungent scent of ethanol wafted out of the darkness in front of her.†   (source)
  • The flap flew open, flooding the tent with light and cool, pungent air, and Bellamy tumbled in.†   (source)
  • As it moved in again the cap spun free, releasing the pungent smell of the gasoline.†   (source)
  • It pops loose with a very pungent, very satisfying hiss.†   (source)
  • Even the odors he smelled shifted at times, becoming sharper, more pungent.†   (source)
  • The smell of cut grass filled the air, sweet and pungent.†   (source)
  • The odor of the two Urgals was especially pungent.†   (source)
  • The odor of decomposition was pungent even out in the open air.†   (source)
  • Frowning, the men spooned at leftover bowls of a pungent fish soup thickened with flour.†   (source)
  • My hands are stained with the pungent fragrance of orange blossoms.†   (source)
  • They have a pungent, leathery, underneath smell, like old rope, like damp dogs.†   (source)
  • I was sorry that we had chosen this seat now, for the driver was a particularly pungent Iranian.†   (source)
  • Besides, you humans have nothing to brag about, sweaty, greasy, pungent things that you are.†   (source)
  • From it, she poured just enough water to make a pungent tea.†   (source)
  • Underneath the memories is something pungent, like meat rotting in the sun.†   (source)
  • The scent was pungent, heavy, and inescapable.†   (source)
  • Reverting to his own language, he indulged in several more pungent oaths.†   (source)
  • Scents… flowers, flesh…sweet and pungent.†   (source)
  • She smelled pungently of perfume with an undertow of booze that he could detect too in her eyes.†   (source)
  • The pungent smell was heavy in Saphira's nostrils.†   (source)
  • The amber whisky moved high on the side and the pungent fruit odor of its warming filled the air.†   (source)
  • The smell of oil was everywhere, heavy and pungent, exciting the senses.†   (source)
  • "There's a pungency left by a pig that nothing can wash out or cover up.†   (source)
  • He stands under it with his mouth open, gulping water full of grit and twigs and other things he doesn't want to think about the water must have found a channel through derelict houses and pungent cellars and clotted up ditches and who knows what else.†   (source)
  • A balcony ran around the room, for the spectators, and I thought I could smell, faintly like an afterimage, the pungent scent of sweat, shot through with the sweet taint of chewing gum and perfume from the watching girls, felt-skirted as I knew from pictures, later in miniskirts, then pants, then in one earring, spiky green-streaked hair.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Wandati sat in the backseat with them, the air filled with the thick weight of her perfume and something Abdullah didn't recognize, something sweet, a little pungent.†   (source)
  • But Kathy let loose a fusillade of pungent suggestions, leaving them dumbfounded and momentarily speechless.†   (source)
  • The air inside this sprawling mansion was heavy with the pungent fragrance of his skin dyes and smoke from the beeswax candles he used to sterilize his needles.†   (source)
  • The gutters filled with rust-colored pine needles and the pungent effluvium of alder leaves, and the drainpipes splashed with winter rain.†   (source)
  • The pungent smell then was from muck stirred up by hip boots while we were getting in position for the sun to come up and the duck season to open.†   (source)
  • In the brief second she touched down, I saw the way her claws gripped the bark, and smelled the pungent odor of her belly and breath and wings as they folded and flexed.†   (source)
  • My dad led me around a corner, and as we proceeded down a hallway, the underlying pungent part of the smell got stronger.†   (source)
  • He shook his head now, admiring with genuine avidity the spread of fruit before him; strawberries arranged in turned-up cedar flats, heavy and pungent, deeply crimson and firm, a regal abundance of them.†   (source)
  • As the threesome moved deeper into the narrow space, the pungent tang of sulfur filled Langdon's nostrils.†   (source)
  • The world around them faded away as Earth became nothing more than a swirl of pungent scents and damp air that made him press himself closer to her.†   (source)
  • In spring great shafts of sun would split the canopy of trees and the litter fall of the forest would come floating down—twigs, seeds, needles, dust bark, all suspended in the hazy air—but now, in February, the woods felt black and the trees looked sodden and smelled pungently of rot.†   (source)
  • The air that wafted up was warm and pungent, laden with an eerie blend of smells …. the sharp bite of chemicals, the smooth calm of incense, the earthy musk of human sweat, and, pervading it all, a distinct aura of visceral, animal fear.†   (source)
  • The bathroom was all the way at the other end of the hall, and there was no light beneath the door, but as I moved toward it, the steam got thicker and more pungent, and I could hear the sound of water splashing.†   (source)
  • The yellow goop was a thickened form of phosphoroil, and as the waxy, pungent substance was applied to the shells, they began to give off a soft glow, like gargantuan fireflies.†   (source)
  • He sipped the pungent mead, then tossed the bones again and caught two of them on the back of his hand, where they lay rocking on the ridges of his tendons.†   (source)
  • It was hot, rank, and pungent.†   (source)
  • Sukeena, April and I (hand in hand) climbed the dimly lighted stairs to the pungent odors of incense, ginger and tea.†   (source)
  • The last man marched through the doors was the prisoner Reek, whose stench preceded him, ripe and pungent.†   (source)
  • Many great trees grew there, planted long ago, falling into untended age amid a riot of careless descendants; and groves and thickets there were of tamarisk and pungent terebinth, of olive and of bay; and there were junipers and myrtles; and thymes that grew in bushes, or with their woody creeping stems mantled in deep tapestries the hidden stones; sages of many kinds putting forth blue flowers, or red, or pale green; and marjorams and new-sprouting parsleys, and many herbs of forms…†   (source)
  • The air was humid and foul and the curling smoke that spiralled around the shaded lights above the tables sweet and full and pungent.†   (source)
  • The barges were moving so fast by then, Roran only had time to utter a single pungent curse before the current swept them into the cool darkness of the passageway, and the vaulted ceiling cut off his view of the soldier.†   (source)
  • And when they danced past the window he looked out at the lights of the Bay Bridge spotting through the mist and saw the old forlorn tanker snug in its berth, pungent and shunned, and he counted over to pier 7 and found that the Lucky Argus was already off-loaded and gone, borne on the tide, a dark shape going at what, flank speed, in the great deep danger of night.†   (source)
  • His letters to Rush became a great outpouring of ideas, innermost feelings, pungent asides, and opinions on all manner of things and mutual acquaintances—so much that he had kept within for too long.†   (source)
  • Well done, indeed!" crowed Bellagrog, applauding Rasmussen, who poured himself a mug of pungent cider.†   (source)
  • A smell of loam and another, pungent scent rises from among the leaves, a smell of old things, dense and heavy, forgotten.†   (source)
  • His nostrils flared with the pungent smell of lilac and rose and jasmine, and his eyes watered with their intensity.†   (source)
  • Men and women of all ages, from children to ancients, were dressed in rags, and pungent, heavy smoke curled slowly upward, filling the space between the decaying buildings, diffusing the light, heightening the gloom of the dark stone walls blackened by use and misuse.†   (source)
  • The pungent fragrance filled the dell, and all those who stooped over the steaming water felt refreshed and strengthened.†   (source)
  • And Indians: in some parts of Nairobi you could imagine you were in Baroda or Ahmedabad with sari emporiums ten to a street, chat shops everywhere, the pungent scent of masala in the air, and Gujarati the only language spoken.†   (source)
  • Lorenzo loved the pungent smells of pan-fried ancho and sliced onions and the bubbling steam coming off her boiling beans.†   (source)
  • A virgin audience like Colonel Scheisskopf was grist for General Peckem's mill, a stimulating opportunity to throw open his whole dazzling erudite treasure house of puns, wisecracks, slanders, homilies, anecdotes, proverbs, epigrams, apophthegms, bon mots and other pungent sayings.†   (source)
  • …in which they stared at each other, smelled each other, kissed each other, and explored each other's bodies, wrapped in the whisper of the wind among the trees and the sound of the nearby waves breaking against the rocks at the foot of the cliff, exploding in a crash of pungent surf, and the two of them embracing underneath a single poncho like Siamese twins, laughing and swearing that this would last forever, that they were the only ones in the whole world who had discovered love.†   (source)
  • The pungent odor of sulfur swarmed him.†   (source)
  • And the smell, it overwhelmed all others in pungent waves that made his eyes water from their strength.†   (source)
  • The smell became less pungent, but the feel of the fish's flaccid body in her hands brought such a wave of nausea that she had to leave the fish on the draining board and go quickly through the; screen door out onto the porch.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, her herbs were still in the windowsill, where I made a point to pass them whenever I could, reaching down to smooth their pungent leaves between my fingers, releasing their scent to linger to the open air behind me.†   (source)
  • …the park at 90th Street, a band of hippies on a candlelight march, with flutes, drums and tambourines, about fifty chanting people, and a man with a needle stuck in his protruding tongue, and a woman with a snake around her neck, and a haze of pungent smoke that had the whiff of some congenial misdemeanor, and there were kids walking along and babies in backpacks and slings, and the marchers chanted a sort of hummed syllable, a thing with a twang, it sounded to me like Bomb, a vibe…†   (source)
  • "Elaine Risley, looking anything but formidable in a powder-blue jogging suit that's seen better days, nevertheless can come out with a few pungent and deliberately provocative comments on women today."†   (source)
  • He'd made it himself and hoped that the pungent aroma would convince people that he was nothing more than an impoverished peasant.†   (source)
  • As the days passed, I somehow grew accustomed to the pungent atmosphere of the apartment and the bustle of activity in the neighborhood.†   (source)
  • The memory of how the roast Nagra, the giant boar, had smelled-hot, pungent, seasoned with honey and spices, and dripping with lard-was enough to make his mouth water.†   (source)
  • He could remember certain incidents with vivid clarity-bright, pungent flashes filled with merriment-but it was beyond him to reconstruct the order in which they occurred.†   (source)
  • Though it was morning, gray twilight enveloped the flat disk of land that surrounded Tronjheim, land upon which no grass grew, only moss and lichen and the occasional patch of pungent toadstools.†   (source)
  • Glaedr's throat continued to flex and relax with increasing speed until at last he lowered his head so that it was level with Eragon and opened his jaws, hot, pungent air pouring from his massive maw.†   (source)
  • To Eragon's sensitive nose, the odor that wafted toward him was thick and pungent and reminded him of nights he had spent in the Spine and of long winter dinners where he, Roran, and Garrow had gathered around their stove and enjoyed each other's company while a blizzard howled outside.†   (source)
  • The smoke had left a scent that mingled now with the Sunlight Man's stench, a faint pungency like that left where a cherry bomb has gone off.†   (source)
  • The residue of the entire trip left a good taste and it proved a pungent stimulant to class activity and awareness for many months.†   (source)
  • Sitting in that small-town police station with that small-town chief, smelling the pungency of his small-town green cigar and hearing the twang of small-town reporters in the hallway--and more than that, yes: sitting in that green-treed town he'd more or less grown up in and loved the way he loved his own arms and legs--he had felt released: he had grown up, had finally broken free of the myth, the old hunger for the ancient south (or whatever the line was)--broken out of Eden, anyhow,…†   (source)
  • He rose and stalked off toward his pavilion, past stunted trees that twisted with a certain grotesque beauty, past trellises woven with morning glory, pools of blue water lilies, strings of pearls swinging from rings all wrought of white gold, past lamps shaped like girls, tripods wherein pungent incenses burnt and an eight-armed statue of a blue goddess who played upon the veena when properly addressed.†   (source)
  • And—since all our perceptive nerve trunks including that of taste are not only perfectible but also capable of trauma—that the sense of taste tends to disappear and that strong, pungent, or exotic flavors arouse suspicion and dislike and so are eliminated?†   (source)
  • The pungent reek of medicine pried his nostrils.†   (source)
  • Rieux sniffed the pungency of bitter herbs in the drink that Rambert handed him.†   (source)
  • They had a smoky, rather bitter smell, as though a wild sap ran in their stalks, pungent and juicy.†   (source)
  • It was horrible beyond belief—sweet, sickly and pungent—so that they did not feel the least wish to swallow a particle of it.†   (source)
  • But already, the horseradish lady was sitting in front of Hassler's grinding away at her pungent roots.†   (source)
  • He dropped comfortably into his pliant creaking chair and tilted back, casually scanning the warm pungent sheet.†   (source)
  • I broke off a bit of the tall spruce that grows beside our steps and smelled the pungent piny odor rising in the air.†   (source)
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