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used in Oryx and Crake

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strong smelling or tasting

or much more rarely: anything sharp, painful, or penetrating — physically or emotionally
  • 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.
    p. 45.3

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