fume


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fume

Chem a pungent or toxic vapour
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We had to march over the sands and in the sun; people whose eyes dazzled used to see water that they could not drink and shade that made them fume.
This apartment is always in a fume of smoke and liberally sprinkled with beer.
He sat there frowning and biting his lip, and suddenly he began to fume and fret.
As certain liquors, confined in casks too cramped in their dimensions, will ferment, and fret, and chafe in their imprisonment, so the spiritual essence or soul of Mr Tappertit would sometimes fume within that precious cask, his body, until, with great foam and froth and splutter, it would force a vent, and carry all before it.
and other cries, arose in many voices from various parts of the densely crowded and suffocatingly close Hall, in which the orator, perched on a stage, delivered himself of this and what other froth and fume he had in him.
In his execution of this mission, Mr Tinkler perhaps expressed that Mr Dorrit was in a raging fume.
An instant before, Stubb had swiftly caught two additional turns with it round the loggerhead, whence, by reason of its increased rapid circlings, a hempen blue smoke now jetted up and mingled with the steady fumes from his pipe.
The mixture, which was at first of a reddish hue, began, in proportion as the crystals melted, to brighten in colour, to effervesce audibly, and to throw off small fumes of vapour.
That was because they had intoxicated her with fumes of hemp and opium.
For a minute, alcoholic fumes kept the captain speechless.
Beef and venison, humps and haunches, buffalo tongues and marrow-bones, were constantly cooking at every fire; and the whole atmosphere was redolent with the savory fumes of roast meat.
The immense lounge of mats lying between the parallel rows of the trunks of cocoanut trees, and extending the entire length of the house, at least two hundred feet, was covered by the reclining forms of a host of chiefs and warriors who were eating at a great rate, or soothing the cares of Polynesian life in the sedative fumes of tobacco.