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effluvium
used in Gulliver's Travels

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a foul-smelling outflow or vapor — typically given off by waste
  • ...they dread in the celestial bodies: for instance, that the earth, by the continual approaches of the sun towards it, must, in course of time, be absorbed, or swallowed up; that the face of the sun, will, by degrees, be encrusted with its own effluvia, and give no more light to the world; that the earth very narrowly escaped a brush from the tail of the last comet, which would have infallibly reduced it to ashes; and that the next, which they have calculated for one-and-thirty years...
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (19% in)

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