Definition of penchant:
affection, taste, appreciation, attachment, taste sensation, partiality, impulse, gustatory sensation, devices, orientation, predilection, mouthful, sense of taste, taste perception, cast, love affair, perceptiveness, gustation, turn, squint, habitude, aptitude, like, bone, druthers, discernment, approach, tasting, liking, gustatory perception, gustatory modality, preference, genius, bond.
Because there will usually be one fellow in camp who has a penchant for feeding the fire with old mulchy deadwood and brush, for the fun of watching the blaze and the sparks that are prone to fly upward; forgetting that the blazing cinders are also prone to drop downward on the roof of the tent, burning holes in it.- "Woodcraft", George W. Sears.
- "The Portland Peerage Romance", Charles J. Archard.
- "The Brother of Daphne", Dornford Yates.