Reeking
Reek Reek, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reeked} (r[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reeking}.] [As. r[=e]can. See {Reek} vapor.] To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale. [1913 Webster]

Few chimneys reeking you shall espy. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

I found me laid In balmy sweat, which with his beams the sun Soon dried, and on the reeking moisture fed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The coffee rooms reeked with tobacco. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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