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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 WASPSJ. 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 WHISTLERELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Miss Van Tuyn was not going to allow herself to be influenced by the putrescence of Garstin's mind.
DECEMBER LOVEROBERT HICHENS
Even Hegel said that wars invigorate humanity just as the storm preserves the sea from putrescence.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF NATIONSG.E. PARTRIDGE
It is essentially bottomless, cancerous; a putrescence through the constitution of the people is indicated by this galled place.
ARROWS OF THE CHACE, V. 2JOHN RUSKIN
Hence, the proper drying of an animal substance becomes a universal preventive of putrescence.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Moreover, it turns very brown and, in a couple of days, becomes a mass of black putrescence.
THE LIFE OF THE FLYJ. HENRI FABRE
A state approaching putrescence seems to be essential to their vigorous development.
FUNGI: THEIR NATURE AND USESMORDECAI CUBITT COOKE
The body of Harl in a moment had melted into putrescence, and dried, leaving only the skeleton within the clothes.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JUNE, 1931VARIOUS
The densely populated ocean beneath palpitated with pale fire, the gleaming of putrescence.
THE LOG OF A SEA-WAIFFRANK T. BULLEN
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WORDS RELATED TO PUTRESCENCE

  • blight
  • canker
  • decay
  • decomposition
  • deterioration
  • mold
  • putrefaction
  • putrescence
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