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high

adj. [OED, of meat, esp, game: tending towards decomposition, usually as a desirable condition] (of odors) strong, pungent, not necessarily from decay, e.g. the smell of an onion: This flowers have a high scent (San Sal.). We got someting call carbolic -- smell high (Crooked). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-10-17 02:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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