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 Smectym’nus.Smell a Rat (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Smell (an acute sense).
 
James Mitchell was deaf, dumb, and blind from birth, “but he distinguished persons by their smell, and by means of the same sense formed correct judgments as to character.” (Nineteenth Century, April, 1894, p. 579.)   1
 


 Smectym’nus.Smell a Rat (To). 

 
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