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  • By the next day, without changing shape, it has turned a repulsive brown; presently it dissolves into noisome putrescence.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
  • Rossetti thought that the "new French School," in which Whistler had been trained, was "simply putrescence and decomposition."

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Miss Van Tuyn was not going to allow herself to be influenced by the putrescence of Garstin's mind.

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • Even Hegel said that wars invigorate humanity just as the storm preserves the sea from putrescence.

    The Psychology of Nations | G.E. Partridge
  • It is essentially bottomless, cancerous; a putrescence through the constitution of the people is indicated by this galled place.

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