putrid


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putrid

(of organic matter) in a state of decomposition, usually giving off a foul smell
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The bones of dead men lay man high upon the broad floor of the first cave, and over all was a putrid mush of decaying flesh, through which the apts had beaten a hideous trail toward the entrance to the second cave beyond.
I have hinted also at the trouble which the Professor's baggage gave us when we left the plateau, and had I described our voyage I might have said a good deal of the worry we had to coax with putrid fish the appetite of our filthy companion.
No," he said, "you are right, I cannot do it--I am no German," and he raised the point of his blade and sunk it deep into the putrid heart of Hauptmann Fritz Schneider, putting a bloody period to the Hun's last gasping cry: "I did not do it
He showed no mercy, but backed the Earl relentlessly into a corner of the room, and when he had him there where he could escape in no direction, he drove his blade so deep through his putrid heart that the point buried itself an inch in the oak panel beyond.
The beasts, snapping and snarling, half turned upon their master and their tormentor, but long fear still held them from his putrid throat.
Once his knife plunged into the putrid heart--and Ali ben Kadin lay dead upon the floor of his tent.
I inserted a chisel, and giving it a few slight taps with a hammer, the top of the box flew suddenly off, and at the same instant, there sprang up into a sitting position, directly facing the host, the bruised, bloody, and nearly putrid corpse of the murdered Mr.
This be no Corphal, but only a woman of Helium; her companion a warrior who can match blades with the best of you and cut your putrid hearts.
Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state courthouse in Bridgeport.
NAB cases, Sabzazar case, Model town and sugar mills case in southern Punjab is a 'slight' glimpse of their putrid character.
Residents are calling the latest stench to descend on the area "horrible, putrid and sickening".
Brizzi was trying to dissolve body parts in an acid bath when police called to investigate complaints of a putrid smell, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.