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"It has a twang of the wine cask in it," said one, smacking his lips.

The porter could hardly refrain, from smacking his lips with an air of relish as he said this.

We can none of us go about smacking innocent folks just for the fun of it.

"Nothing is better before soup," declared Boche, smacking his lips.

Lantier, who felt gay, was sucking his barley-sugar, and smacking his lips.

"Blood-ends for breakfast an' head-chowder," said Long Jack, smacking his lips.

You're all right even if I do feel like smacking your head off once in a while.

And he staggered away, smacking his whip and calling to his horse to go forward.

"That's the way to talk," said the other, smacking his lips.

"But that corn is so good," sighed Bobby Coon, smacking his lips.

WORD ORIGIN

"a taste, flavor, savor" especially a slight flavor that suggests something, from Old English smæc "taste; scent, odor," from Proto-Germanic *smak- (cf. Old Frisian smek, Middle Dutch smæck, Dutch smaak, Old High German smac, German Geschmack, Swedish smak, Danish smag), from a Germanic and Baltic root *smeg- meaning "to taste" (cf. Lithuanian smaguriai "dainties," smagus "pleasing"). Meaning "a trace (of something)" is attested from 1530s.

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