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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(3) Taste
 
392. Pungency.
 
  
NOUN:PUNGENCY, piquancy, poignancy, haut-goût [F.], acrity [obs.], strong taste, twang [dial. Eng.], race, tang, nip, kick [slang].
  SHARPNESS &c. adj.; acrimony, acridity; roughness (sour) [See Pungency]; unsavoriness [See Unsavoriness].
  [PUNGENT ARTICLES] niter, saltpeter; mustard, cayenne, caviare; seasoning (condiment) [See Condiment]; brine; carbonate of ammonia; sal-ammoniac, sal-volatile; smelling salts; hartshorn.
  DRAM, cordial, nip, toothful [colloq.], tickler [colloq.], bracer [colloq.], pick-me-up [colloq.], potion, liqueur, pousse-café [F.].
  TOBACCO, Lady Nicotine, Nicotiana, nicotian [rare], nicotine; snuff, quid; cigar or segar, cigarette, fag [slang], cheroot, Trichinopoli cheroot, Trichi [colloq.], Havana or Habana [Sp.], Cuban tobacco; weed [colloq.]; fragrant -, Indian-weed; Cavendish, fid [dial.], niggerhead or negro head, rappee, stogy, old soldier [slang].
  
VERB:BE PUNGENT &c. adj.; bite the tongue.
  RENDER PUNGENT &c. adj.; season, spice, bespice, salt, pepper, pickle, brine, devil, curry.
  USE TOBACCO, smoke, chew, inhale, take snuff.
  
ADJECTIVE:PUNGENT, strong; high-flavored, full-flavored; high-tasted, high-seasoned; gamy, high; sharp, stinging, rough, piquant, racy; biting, mordant; spicy; seasoned &c. v.; hot, - as pepper; peppery vellicative, vellicating, escharotic, meracious [obs.]; acrid, acrimonious, bitter; rough (sour) [See Sourness]; unsavory [See Unsavoriness].
  SALT, saline, brackish, briny; salt as -brine, - a herring, - Lot’s wife.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. For thy sake, tobacco, I Would do anything but die.—Lamb
  2. The man who smokes thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.—Lytton
  3. To win the secret of a weed’s plain heart.—Lowell
  4. Heaven’s last, best gift, my ever new delight.—Paradise Lost
  5. Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe.—Byron
  6. Come, look not pale! observe me!—B. Jonson
  7. O thou weed, Who art so lovely fair and smell’st so sweet.—Othello
  8. Sweet to the world and grateful to the skies.—Pope

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