[ UK /ɹˈiːk/ ]
[ US /ˈɹik/ ]
VERB
  1. be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
  2. smell badly and offensively
    The building reeks of smoke
  3. give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.
    Marshes reeking in the sun
  4. have an element suggestive (of something)
    this passage smells of plagiarism
    his speeches smacked of racism
NOUN
  1. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
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  • When the new foods that came from the Americas - peppers, summer squash and especially tomatoes - took hold in the region, a number of closely related dishes were born, including what we call ratatouille - and a man from La Mancha calls pisto, an Ikarian Greek calls soufiko and a Turk calls turlu. NYT > Home Page
  • The same signary was also used in the early historical period to write Greek; by the end of the third century B.C., Greek alphabetic writing had almost completely supplanted the native script.
  • During the Classical Greek period from about 480 to 300 B.C. most necklaces were three dimensional pendants.
  • The new taxon is named Gamerabaena, and the authors note, under etymology, "'Gamera refers to the fictional, firebreathing turtle from the 1965 movie Gamera, in allusion to his fire-breathing capabilities and the Hell Creek Formation ... "Look at everything around us. Look at everything we've done."
  • Gervinho might prove to be another classic Arsène Wenger bargain, an athletic and pacy ball player raring to step up a level, spirited over from France for a fee that doesn't make a certain manager with a well-documented devotion to cautious housekeeping choke as if he was asked to fix the Greek economy before breakfast. Premier League preview No1: Arsenal | Amy Lawrence
  • Thereafter thought, weighing the truth or falseness of the notion, determines what is true: and this explains the Greek word for thought, dianoia, which is derived from dianoein, meaning to think and discriminate. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • 'If he _has not fulfilled_ his promise to write,' but 'If he _did not write_ as he undertook to do' ([Greek: _egrapsen huposchomenos_]); nor 'If he _has commenced and finished_,' but 'If he _commenced and finished_' ([Greek: _arxamenos sunetelese_]). A Reply to Dr. Lightfoot's Essays
  • Apparently, the discovery that Landis is 10,000 years old further proves the fact that he is using performance enhancing steroids. creeky belly Doping ID - The Panda's Thumb
  • The term aesthetics was coined in the eighteenth century by the German philosopher Alexander Baumgarten from the Greek word aisthetikos meaning “perceptive, especially by feeling”. MARKETING AESTHETICS
  • If the point of the tongue be placed between the teeth, and air from the mouth be forced between them, the Th sibilant is produced, as in thigh, and should have a proper character, as [TN: Looks like the Greek 'phi']. The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes
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