Smelling bottle
Smelling Smell"ing, n. 1. The act of one who smells. [1913 Webster]

2. The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Smelling bottle}, a small bottle filled with something suited to stimulate the sense of smell, or to remove faintness, as spirits of ammonia. [1913 Webster]


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  • smelling bottle — noun a bottle containing smelling salts • Hypernyms: ↑bottle * * * noun : a bottle filled with smelling salts or a scent * * * a small bottle or vial for holding smelling salts or perfume. [1765 75] * * * smelling bottle noun A bottle of smelling …   Useful english dictionary

  • smelling bottle — a small bottle or vial for holding smelling salts or perfume. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • smelling bottle — noun chiefly historical a small bottle containing smelling salts or perfume …   English new terms dictionary

  • smelling bottle — /ˈsmɛlɪŋ bɒtl/ (say smeling botl) noun a small bottle or the like to hold smelling salts or some similar preparation …   Australian English dictionary

  • smelling bottle — small container used to hold smelling salts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Smelling — Smell ing, n. 1. The act of one who smells. [1913 Webster] 2. The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell. Locke. [1913 Webster] {Smelling bottle}, a small bottle filled with something suited to stimulate the sense of smell, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smelling salts — noun a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness • Hypernyms: ↑formulation, ↑preparation • Substance Meronyms: ↑spirits of ammonia, ↑sal volatile * * * noun [plural] : a chemical that has a …   Useful english dictionary

  • smelling salts — N PLURAL A bottle of smelling salts contains a chemical with a strong smell which is used to help someone recover after they have fainted …   English dictionary

  • smell — n. & v. n. 1 the faculty of perceiving odours or scents (has a fine sense of smell). 2 the quality in substances that is perceived by this (the smell of thyme; this rose has no smell). 3 an unpleasant odour. 4 the act of inhaling to ascertain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthemis Cotula — Fennel Fen nel (f[e^]n n[e^]l), n. [AS. fenol, finol, from L. feniculum, faeniculum, dim. of fenum, faenum, hay: cf. F. fenouil. Cf. {Fenugreek}. {Finochio}.] (Bot.) A perennial plant of the genus {F[ae]niculum} ({F[ae]niculum vulgare}), having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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