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used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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strong smelling or tasting

or much more rarely: anything sharp, painful, or penetrating — physically or emotionally
  • But already, the horseradish lady was sitting in front of Hassler's grinding away at her pungent roots.
    Chapter 6 (23% in)
  • There was nothing—nothing but pungent darkness and something that grew and grew as it rushed at her.
    Chapter 27 (23% in)

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