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Savour, subst. smell; in a proper and a figurative sense: “both favour, s., hue and qualities . . . are on the sudden wasted,” Ven. 747. “for compound sweet foregoing simple s.” Sonn. 125, 7. “she loved not the s. of tar nor of pitch,” Tp. II, 2, 54. in those freckles live their (the cowslips') “--s,” Mids. II, 1, 13. “the flowers of odious --s sweet,” III, 1, 84. “I smell sweet --s,” Shr. Ind. 2, 73. “a s. that may strike the dullest nostril,” Wint. I, 2, 421. “keep seeming and s. all the winter long,” IV, 4, 75. “the uncleanly --s of a slaughter-house,” John IV, 3, 112. “this admiration is much o'the s. of other your new pranks,” Lr. I, 4, 258 (Q3 and some M. Edd. favour); cf. the verb.
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