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  • n  any property detected by the olfactory system
  • n  the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

  • If the decade of the '50s had the suffocating "smell of the middle class," as Gloria Steinem, 34, says with distaste, then it was an odor that most Americans seemed to like.
  • In the ancient city of Fez last week narrow alleys blazed with Morocco's red and green colors and the air was heavy with incense and the odor of kif (marijuana).
  • Far worse is the low, heavy, dirty odor of the zinc-valeric bomb, comparable only to the concentrated essence of a marching army's foot-smell.
News & Articles

  • Electrical Burning Odor Forces Evacuation of CMS
    A strong electrical burning odor forced the evacuation of Coleytown Middle School today, fire officials said. The odor, initially detected in a first floor classroom, was traced to a heating and ventilation unit on the roof, according to reports from the scene.
    June 13, 2013 - WestportNow
  • No Odor Complaints at Washington Plant
    There have been no recent complaints of odor at the wastewater treatment plant, Kevin Quaethem, water/wastewater superintendent, told the Board of Public Works Tuesday morning.
    June 13, 2013 - The Missourian
  • United flight diverted to Phoenix for strange odor
    Authorities say a United Airlines flight from Houston to Los Angeles has been diverted to Phoenix after a strange odor was reported on board. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and Phoenix ...
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Frederick Forsyth in International Herald Tribune
    Forsyth said he came here for "the flavor, the odor, of a pretty washed-up, impoverished, failed West African mangrove swamp."
  • Brad Miller in FOXNews
    Discussing NASA's decision not to release the survey data, Miller said: "There is a faint odor about it all."
  • Tom Harkin in International Herald Tribune
    In farm country, manure and odor management are profoundly serious challenges that can be mitigated through scientific research,Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, said in a Senate speech last week.

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