from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of bad odors.


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  • He glimpsed the man in the saddle: short but broad, clad in stenchful skins beneath what armor he had, head shaven save for a pigtail, thin beard braided in twain, big-nosed face made hideous by patterned scars.

    Time Patrolman Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001 1983

  • Think'st thou wisdom came to mankind with the stenchful rocket and the sundered atomy?

    No Great Magic Fritz Leiber 1951

  • He understands the whole fetid and filthy past through which she has journeyed as through the stenchful mud of a swamp.

    Sermons on Biblical Characters Clovis G. Chappell

  • Our next day's march ended just as a heavy thunderstorm with still heavier rain broke upon us; so the Grenadier officers pitched their mess as close as they could get to the sheltering wall of a decidedly stenchful Kaffir cottage.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back Edward P. Lowry

  • He had no more pleasure in being stoned, in being publicly whipped, in being thrown into dark dungeons and stenchful prison cells than you and I have.

    Sermons on Biblical Characters Clovis G. Chappell

  • For an hour he moved through the black, stenchful passageways, up and down ramshackle stairs, from human warren to human warren, pausing here to question, there to peer and sniff and poke with an exploring cane.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams 1914

  • We can breathe a stenchful atmosphere when immeasurable leagues of finest air are pressing round on every side.

    Things That Matter Most: Devotional Papers 1817-1893 1913

  • Beyond the stenchful heat-stress of it, there was nothing up to half-past eleven to mark this night as different from its fellows of the past.

    World's War Events, Vol. I 1902

  • God, after a while, will hold up these reeking, stenchful, accursed sheets, upon which they spread out their guilt, and the whole universe will cry out for their damnation.

    The Abominations of Modern Society 1867

  • As in direct and total contrast with the stenchful humanism that's perpetrated in our generation in the name of Christ.

    British Blogs End Times Prophetic 2010


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