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General Crossword Questions for “whiff”

  • Passing odour
  • Scent in the air?
  • Passing smell
  • Slight smell


  • Veracruz whiff, Citharichthys abbotti (Dawson, 1969). Citharichthys amblybregmatus Anglefin whiff, Citharichthys gymnorhinus (Gutherz & Blackman, 1970). — “Paralichthyidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • [edit] A whiff of grapeshot. Bonaparte fait tirer à mitraille sur les sectionnaires, It was not Napoleon who made the "whiff of grapeshot," comment but rather Thomas Carlyle. — “13 Vendémiaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The anglefin whiff (Citharichthys gymnorhinus) is a species of flatfish in the large-tooth flounder family Paralichthyidae. It is similar in size and appearance to the horned whiff (Citharichthys cornutus), and it shares the same habitat. — “Anglefin whiff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • The corporal had array'd himself in poor Le Fever's regimental coat; and with his hair tuck'd up under his Montero-cap, which he had furbish'd up for the occasion, march'd three paces distant from his master: a whiff of military pride had puff'd out his shirt at the wrist; and upon that in a black leather thong clipp'd into a tassel beyond the knot, hung the corporal's stick–my uncle Toby carried his cane like a pike. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • "This is a regular honeymoon paradise, isn't it? Did you ever see such roses?" asked Amy, pausing on the terrace to enjoy the view, and a luxurious whiff of perfume that came wandering by. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • One of them purposely stalked past him to intimate to him the fact, as well as to jostle the Governor's daughter, and let the flying end of a scarf flick her face; while from a lady seated behind the pair came both a whiff of violets and a very venomous and sarcastic remark. — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol
  • For I must tell thee, Sancho, that when I approached to put Dulcinea upon her hackney (as thou sayest it was, though to me it appeared a she-ass), she gave me a whiff of raw garlic that made my head reel, and poisoned my very heart." — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • A whiff of warm air ascended to his nostrils, and there, curled up under the snow in a snug ball, lay Billee. — “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
  • One whiff of that and you're a goner. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce


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