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waft

Nautical (formerly) a signal flag hoisted furled to signify various messages depending on where it was flown
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Through the silvery rents that bar the sky we seem to catch a glimpse of the great hope and grandeur that lies around this little throbbing world, and a breath of its scent is wafted us on the wings of the wild March wind.
It is said that during one of the grand eruptions of Vesuvius it discharged massy rocks weighing many tons a thousand feet into the air, its vast jets of smoke and steam ascended thirty miles toward the firmament, and clouds of its ashes were wafted abroad and fell upon the decks of ships seven hundred and fifty miles at sea
The sombre cave of the Tour-Roland alone knew how many bitter imprecations, touching complaints, prayers and sobs she had wafted to heaven in connection with that charming bauble of rose-colored satin.
A breath of the country-side seemed to be wafted into that panelled room in the middle of London.
Just as the lion disappeared among the trees beyond the clearing Tarzan caught upon the down-coming wind the explanation of his new interest--the scent spoor of man was wafted strongly to the sensitive nostrils.
Patent Office to "reject all 25 claims of the patent application on wafted pumpkins.
LANCASTER -- Standing in an overcrowded cell block next to makeshift double-bunked beds as the stench of body odor wafted about Friday, California's head prison administrator said conditions at Lancaster's state prison were an embarrassment.
The story is decidedly more mature than Tucker Shaw's Flavor of the Week or Susan Heyboer O'Keefe's Death by Eggplant, this reader was reminded of the films Chocolate and Big Night as the aromas of Rome wafted off the pages.
To test whether olfactory signals also contribute to spiders' prey preferences, the investigators wafted the odors of various prey into the two arms of a Y-shaped test chamber.
TO the haunting strains of Goldfinger, the 66-year-old diva wafted on stage and exploded into song.
As a breeze wafted the smell of peanuts and hot dogs onto the field and the grounds crew prepared for the game against the Detroit Tigers, the Yankees took the field .
This cheer has wafted over the bleachers of countless football and basketball games in many a Catholic school that has adopted the Crusader as its mascot and mantra.