reeking of cigarette smoke and body odor, Bassam smiled, seeming to understand and excuse my monolinguism.
The bodies hung there for weeks, reeking and swelling grotesquely in the equatorial heat.
The man was reeking with sweat, exhausted and in mortal fear.
The reeking smells of the Chinese quarter were spicy to him.
They turn faith into pietism, sanctity into morality, and righteousness into a reeking prurience.
“You have stopped our wheel,” said Toussaint, pointing to the reeking water-mill.
A big coughing mass, reeking of carrion, bounded past him up the hill, and he followed discreetly.
Knives, already red and reeking, are brandished before his eyes.
Oatmeal simmered on a reeking oil-stove in a corner of the room.
Stuck behind the belts of many were scalps, fresh and reeking.
Old English rec (Anglian), riec (West Saxon), "smoke from burning material," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse reykr, Danish rǿg, Swedish rök "smoke, steam," from Proto-Germanic *raukiz (cf. Old Frisian rek, Middle Dutch rooc, Old High German rouh, German Rauch "smoke, steam"), from PIE *reug- "to vomit, belch;" also "smoke, cloud." Sense of "stench" is attested 1650s, via the notion of "that which rises" (cf. reek (v.)).
Old English recan (Anglian), reocan (West Saxon) "emit smoke," from Proto-Germanic *reukanan (cf. Old Frisian reka "smoke," Middle Dutch roken, Dutch rieken "to smoke," Old High German riohhan "to smoke, steam," German rauchen "to smoke," riechen "to smell").
Originally a strong verb, with past tense reac, past participle gereocen, but occasionally showing weak conjugation in Old English. Meaning "to emit smoke;" meaning "to emit a bad smell" is recorded from 1710 via sense "be heated and perspiring" (early 15c.). Related: Reeked; reeking.