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effluvium
used in Jane Eyre

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a foul-smelling outflow or vapor — typically given off by waste
  • While disease had thus become an inhabitant of Lowood, and death its frequent visitor; while there was gloom and fear within its walls; while its rooms and passages steamed with hospital smells, the drug and the pastille striving vainly to overcome the effluvia of mortality, that bright May shone unclouded over the bold hills and beautiful woodland out of doors.
    Chapter 9 (24% in)

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