The passage of each of these ships through Venice produces exhaust equivalent to the fumes of 14,000 cars or 2,000 trucks.
fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.
It was not merely sloppy scholarship, but little more than pure speculation based on fumes of falsehood.
The stench of the backed-up toilets combines with the fumes of garbage fermenting in the midday sun.
The planes were so low on gas on the return trip, they flew the last few miles home “on fumes.”
You inhale the fumes till a state approaching intoxication ensues, but you must sit there all the same, for there is no escape.
The water holds the fumes, and can be used in making sulphuric acid.
In the centre of this room is a large boiler heated by gas-burners, the fumes from which pass through a large flue to the outside.
And, besides, the foul smells rushed out, poisoning him with their fumes.
She said it was nothing serious, simply that I was unaccustomed to the fumes from the fires, which had gone to my head.
late 14c., from Old French fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from Latin fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis "smoke," Middle Irish dumacha "fog," Greek thymos "spirit, mind, soul").
c.1400, "to fumigate," from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare "to smoke, steam," from fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.