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verb as in breathe in

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While such a tool is preferable for research, doing a daily smell test for public health reasons does not require a bespoke sniff card.

Batwoman crawled into the thick foliage and gingerly pulled some leaves for a sniff.

Even though a sniff test would suggest that is ludicrous, at least from an American perspective.

Sniffing Tory conspiracies under every Whitehall bed, ours specially?

A dirty red dog stands at the corner of Beale and Hernando, sniffing the air.

We found old Hawberk, neatly attired in a fresh spring suit, standing at the door of his shop and sniffing the air.

A computer sniffing for signals of crime only wanders as far as the code allows.

We actually had an EOD bomb-sniffing dog along with us on the last excursion.

There was the same sniffing and scratching as before, and I felt the tent give a little as when wind shakes it.

Watch capered about furiously, taking little swims in the pool and sniffing at all the dear old familiar things.

De Valmont's horse was pawing and sniffing uneasily, but Rollo stood firm as a rock.

The house seemed lonely as I wandered through it, sniffing the strong odour of fresh paint.

Fresh and sweet from her toilet as a dew-drenched rose, Miss Barrison stood there sniffing the morning air daintily, thoroughly.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sniffing, such as: inhale, smell, detect, snuff, scent, and inspire.

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