Usage examples for reek

  1. The reek of tobacco hung upon the still air, and the light veil of smoke from the " smudge" sailed gently across the view beyond the veranda. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. You had to go down a steep path from the glen before you came to an open space, where you could see the reek of the chimneys under you. – An Isle in the Water by Katharine Tynan
  3. To the north and west the dark, rolling, bush- clad undulations beyond the Umguza River- eastward again, the plain, dotted with several small kraals, each contributing its blue smoke reek, led the eye on to the long flat- topped Intaba- 'Zinduna. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  4. You know piles of fellows who must reek with matter; help! – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  5. The reek of the fish- raw, cooked, smoked, and drying in the sun- saturated everything, even the damper. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  6. People's minds in the houses are like the houses: they reek with propriety. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  7. After the generous atmosphere of Pall Mall, the reek of the " old clothes" shop was more offensive than usual. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  8. On the steps a red- faced crone sat pulling at a clay pipe, and a reek of stale porter came through the hall doorway. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. When at last in chambers, he had washed off that special reek of clothes, and parchment, far- away herrings, and distemper, which clings about the law, dipping his whole curly head in water, and towelling vigorously, he set forth alone along the Embankment, his hat tilted up, smoking a cigar. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  10. Dogs, their tails drooping, sneak to their kennels, horses reek with foam, the human dogs will " liquor" long and strong. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  11. And alway a dreadful reek and stinking to fill all the air, even unto the height, as of the grave. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  12. An alcoholic reek like that from old brandy casks issued from his mouth. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. In winter, when the canals are frozen, the reek of burning- peat is on the air and in the summer the odour of slow waters. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. And these streets reek. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  15. When with eternal night and sulphur pains, Fullness of fire, dread cold, reek and red flames, He knew it filled. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  16. The air was foul with the reek of smoke and filth and infection. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. So, with the reek of burning wool rising behind me, I did carry on, making plausible gestures intended to convey the idea that the bit of comedy was just a humorous piece of by- play of my own. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  18. Content even there they smile and stand, Sweet thought's heart- easing flowers, nor fear, With reek and roaring steam though fanned, Nor shrink nor perish as they peer. – A Midsummer Holiday and Other Poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  19. Sweetest father, the world cannot bear any more; vices are so abundant, especially among those who were put in the garden of Holy Church to be fragrant flowers, shedding the fragrance of virtue; and we see that they abound in wretched, hateful vices, so that they make the whole world reek! – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  20. One the false woman is who accused Joseph, The other the false Sinon, Greek of Troy; From acute fever they send forth such reek. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri