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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
(4) Odor
 
401. Fetor.
 
  
NOUN:FETOR or fœtor; bad &c. adj. -smell, - odor or odour; stench, stink; foul odor, malodor or malodour, fetidness, mephitis, empyreuma; fustiness, mustiness &c. adj.; rancidity, reastiness or reasiness [dial. Eng.]; foulness (uncleanness) [See Uncleanness].
  [COMPARISONS] stoat, polecat, skunk, zoril; foumart or foulmart, fitchew, fitchet, peccary; asafetida or assafœtida; fungus, garlic, onion, leek, skunk cabbage; stinkpot, stinkball, stinker, stinkhorn, stinkbush, stinkstone, stinkweed, stinkwood.
  
VERB:HAVE A BAD SMELL &c. n.; smell, empyreumatize; stink, - in the nostrils, - like a polecat; smell strong &c. adj., smell to heaven, stench [obs.], smell offensively.
  
ADJECTIVE:FETID; strong-smelling; high, bad, strong, fulsome, offensive, graveolent, noisome, rank, rancid, reasty or reasy [dial. Eng.], moldy or mouldy, tainted, musty, frowsty [dial. Eng.], fusty, frowsy or frouzy; olid, olidous [obs.]; nidorous [rare], smelling, stinking; putrid [See Uncleanness]; suffocating, mephitic; empyreumatic or empyreumatical.

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