Usage examples for reek

  1. The reek of the fish- raw, cooked, smoked, and drying in the sun- saturated everything, even the damper. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  2. 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
  3. The air was foul with the reek of smoke and filth and infection. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. After the generous atmosphere of Pall Mall, the reek of the " old clothes" shop was more offensive than usual. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  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. An alcoholic reek like that from old brandy casks issued from his mouth. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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