odors (part of speech: noun)
- For power, for no other consideration, those manufacturing rascals have raised Radicalism from its primaeval mire- from its petty backslum bookseller's shop and public- house back- parlour effluvia of oratory- to issue dictates in England, and we, England, formerly the oak, are topsy- turvy, like onions, our heels in the air! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- The smell of the heather would spice the air that was no longer hot and sickly with the effluvia of the city, and the hum of the drowsy black bees, and the cooing of the wood- pigeons would replace the din of the London traffic, and Mildred's eyes would be looking into his, and her cool, fragrant lips would be freely yielded, and her arms would be about his neck, and all those secret aspirations and yearnings and dreams of wedded joy would be realised at last. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
- The occasion of this clammy appearance seems to be this, that in hot weather the effluvia of flowers in fields and meadows and gardens are drawn up in the day by a brisk evaporation, and then in the night fall down again with the dews, in which they are entangled; that the air is strongly scented, and therefore impregnated with the particles of flowers in summer weather, our senses will inform us; and that this clammy sweet substance is of the vegetable kind we may learn from bees, to whom it is very grateful: and we may be assured that it falls in the night, because it is always seen first in warm still mornings. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.