In the summer heat, the smell of decay was beginning to spread.
The use of “targeted” lends a smell of precision and, therefore, brevity, finality.
Cobber's smell was not as universally endearing as his sound, although I always liked it.
The smell of harkl alone would peel the flesh from your face at 100 paces and the taste is like sipping Hell through a straw.
My father-in-law, a non-smoker, wandered away to escape the smell.
You smell it, according to Snoozer, Harry said; this dog will have a fit in a minute.
I'd just love to let it all squelch on, and I adore the smell!
All through the air the smell of heather, sweet and fragrant, reigns.
When she took 'em out of her muff all I could smell was violet.
Its color was a dark grey brown, and its smell and taste were sour.
late 12c., "emit or perceive an odor," not found in Old English, perhaps cognate with Middle Dutch smolen, Low German smelen "to smolder" (see smolder). However, OED says "no doubt of Old English origin, but not recorded, and not represented in any of the cognate languages." Related: Smelled or smelt; smelling.
Smelling salts (1840), used to revive the woozy, typically were a scented preparation of carbonate of ammonia. Smell-feast (n.) "one who finds and frequents good tables, one who scents out where free food is to be had" is from 1510s ("very common" c.1540-1700, OED). Smell-smock "licentious man" was in use c.1550-c.1900. To smell a rat "be suspicious" is from 1540s.
v. smelled or smelt (smělt), smell·ing, smells
To perceive the scent of something by means of the olfactory nerves. n.
The sense by which odors are perceived; the olfactory sense.