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sour

1. made acid or bad, as in the case of milk or alcohol, by the action of microorganisms
2. (esp of the weather or climate) harsh and unpleasant
3. (of oil, gas, or petrol) containing a relatively large amount of sulphur compounds
4. Chiefly US any of several iced drinks usually made with spirits, lemon juice, and ice

sour

[sau̇r]
(chemistry)
Containing large amounts of malodorous sulfur compounds (such as mercaptans or hydrogen sulfide), as in crude oils, naphthas, or gasoline.
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Netanyahu, in power since March at the head of a right-wing coalition skeptical of Palestinian intentions, is weathering the sourest spell in Israeli-U.
They were Greek incendiary devices, the sourest, foulest olives ever harvested - and I've been suspicious ever since.
And most boys also gave top marks to the sourest samples.
This means that you can be in the sourest of moods, catch a fleeting whiff of fresh cut grass as you drive pasta soccer field, and suddenly you are eight years old again, unabashedly squealing and soaking wet in your front yard.
This view of the superior nature of man over women seems to confirm the view expressed by Ama Ata Adioo who says, "As the sourest yam is better than the sweetest guava, the dumbest man is better than a woman" (7).
On the up change the boom from the twin turbo-chargers' waste gates will bring a childish grin to the sourest of faces.
Their public courting of Johnson must surely have left the sourest of tastes.
Among the guests, Tabatabai gets many of the best, sourest lines, and both Wiesnekker and Windhuis stand out among Eva's exes.
She took the smallest pieces she could, and closed her eyes as the tastes exploded on her tongue, the saltiest, spiciest, sweetest, sourest, most bitter things she had ever eaten.
Aston Villa used to be the club that left the sourest of tastes as the likes of George Boateng, Dion Dublin and Moustapha Hadji jumped ship, as did Dennis Mortimer, Andy Blair and Cyrille Regis before them.
The injury overshadowed an amazing game, in which Didier Drogba plundered his 27th and 28th goals of the season after Theo Walcott had put Arsenal ahead, but ended in the sourest manner imaginable with a mass brawl, which Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger tried to break up.
Good ceviche is only made with the freshest of fish and shellfish and with the sourest of limes, lemons, and sour oranges.