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smelling bottle

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noun
  1. a small bottle or vial for holding smelling salts or perfume.

Origin of smelling bottle

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for smelling bottle

Historical Examples

  • I rubbed Lizzy's hands; clapped them; tried her smelling-bottle.

    Stories of Comedy

    Various

  • We drove back to the town, and she bought a smelling-bottle, the larger size.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • She asked first for the smelling-bottle, next for some Eau de Cologne.

    The Dead Secret

    Wilkie Collins

  • Sister Lavinia,” said Miss Clarissa, “take my smelling-bottle.

  • On the other side, a compassionate lady was offering her smelling-bottle.

    The Fallen Leaves

    Wilkie Collins