smelling salts


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smelling salts:

see ammoniaammonia,
chemical compound, NH3, colorless gas that is about one half as dense as air at ordinary temperatures and pressures. It has a characteristic pungent, penetrating odor.
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smelling salts

[′smel·iŋ ‚sȯls]
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MAVIS, pass the smelling salts and put the polo neck jumpers back in the drawer.
The category--which includes ointments, antiseptics, anti-itch agents, smelling salts and bug-bite treatments--has been bolstered by the recent launch of new products, such as CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream from Valeant Consumer Healthcare.
Let those needing smelling salts and counselling over this mishap look at our city's unpalatable truths that went unmentioned.
The next thing I knew smelling salts were being wafted.
The Toon ended the last campaign needing smelling salts, and pre-season has hinted at lack of roadwork.
On the aptly-named Boxing Day of 1967 Coventry's Brian Lewis took a memorable righthook to the chin for grabbing his goolies - and the previous year Fulham's Mark "Pancho" Pearson needed smelling salts after being poleaxed by a stunning four-jab combination from the Scot (below).
Although he is still gorgeous at 65, it's hard to believe that years ago the thought of being in the same room as him would have possibly brought on a heart attack or at least I would have needed some smelling salts.
Chapels and eisteddfodau the length of Wales will be getting in the smelling salts," said a mystery "broadcasting insider".
It seems the first image showed a piece of graffiti in the background containing a word which may have some of our readers reaching for the smelling salts.
The double-Oscar winner had the fashion press reaching for the smelling salts when she dared to bare her hairy armpits on the red carpet earlier this week.