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wafture

[wahf-cher, waf-] /ˈwɑf tʃər, ˈwæf-/
noun
1.
the act of wafting.
2.
something wafted:
waftures of incense.
Origin of wafture
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; waft + -ure
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  • And anon he sniffed with his nostrils for a scent of violets, for a wafture from the grave, which came not.

    The Late Tenant

    Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for wafture

wafture

/ˈwɑːftʃə; ˈwɒf-/
noun (archaic)
1.
the act of wafting or waving
2.
anything that is wafted
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