Language of Fragrance-Abide-Acrid

Abide; abiding

Definition of abide

The peculiar and long-abiding scent of this plant has no doubt had much to do in determining its significance, for what revives an all-but dead memory more effectually than the breath of an odour which hung about us somewhile, long ago?

The perfume of infinite delicacy, abiding fragrance and rare distinction.

Did you ever know me abide the smell of onions?

He became conscious of the abiding presence of an exceedingly offensive smell, which, he stated had never left him during the following six months.

The breeze freshened — became slightly more salt, less tinged with the abiding aroma of oil and garlic, wine and sardines.


definition of abomination

There is something superlative in its abominable odor which makes one speculate as to its object and the process of evolution by which it could have been contrived.

He bathed again that night and for many nights with care, trying to shake off the persistence of that abominable perfume.

You never want those little threepenny bottles of abominable scent which are fastened in rows to a piece of cardboard, headed with the inscription, "Select perfumes."

These, equally with ourselves, seemed overcome by the abominable smell emitted by the tree, which is known by the Singhalese as the goorcenda — a name expressive of this offensive quality of its wood.


definition of absorb

The first two classes — pomades and oils — are used simply as vehicles to absorb perfume and retain it for transportation.

It is now a well-known fact that fatty substances absorb scents.

This admitted air does not only bleach the butter— it also absorbs the aroma, peculiar to it, and makes it taste and smell like a tallow candle.

The butter, thus purified, loses all traces of its animal origin ; it is'odorless as the purest water, but wonderfully ready to absorb fragrance from scent-yielding substances near it. ...

It is a popular belief that milk will not absorb any of these odors if it is warmer than the surrounding air; that it exhales odors when warmer and absorbs odors only when colder than the atmosphere.


definition of abstract

From the same earth, sun and air one will abstract noxious vapor, poison and death; the other will abstract perfume, sustenance and life.

It was no special odour or collection of odours that could be distinguished — it was rather an abstract smell — and yet it gave a kind of solidity and nutriment to the air, and made you feel as if your lungs digested it.

He referred to the necessity of adopting such processes as should not abstract the aroma from fruits.


definition of acceptable

Rose, being a sweet odor in itself, needs no sweetening, but some odors would need more of the "sugar" and less or more of the pepper or vinegar, to develop them into acceptable perfumes.

The prayers are ascending, and the angel-priest gives the incense as accessory to the prayers, to imbue them with its acceptable fragrance and buoy them up to an approving God.

All this to Him is as the acceptable smell of holy incense !


definition of acrid

The pleasant acrid scent of the Walnut leaf recalls the homestead, and brings the recollection of farm-yard sounds.

Then, gradually, she became aware of a faint acrid odor; elusive, almost intangible, it yet seemed to encompass her and the snoring man by her side almost as a vapor might have done.

First I catch, as it steals out and into the cold, the perfume of a rose that stands on a table; then the fragrance of mignonette; and again, though fainter than at first, the delicate acrid aroma of hickory logs; and, quite distinct from any of these, something subtle and indefinable which only booklovers would recognize—a faint suggestion, brought out by the warmth, of many volumes in leather that have stood for years on their respective shelves.

The white root, as large as a hazelnut, is roundish, set with fibrils, fleshy and has an extremely acrid smell, irritating the eyes and nose especially when bruized, and a similar burning taste.

On the cold air of this last October night a thin haze hung, and the acrid fragrance from little bonfires of fallen leaves.