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But he brought into the house with him a whiff of cheeriness and hope for which I could not but be grateful.
Jeff could almost feel the whiff and wind of the temperamental rush.
Now, Peter came so fast that the air whistled about him, jumped—and whiff!
He had breathed a whiff of perfume of which he said nothing either—of some perfume he did not know.
After a while a whiff of smoke drifted round to where he sat.
Her hair had been crimped and Jerry caught a whiff of perfume.
She opened the box, and let out a whiff of foreign fragrance.
There is no perfume for a young ladies' school like a whiff of cigar-smoke.
He looked tired, and the first whiff or two set him coughing again.
I don't want to whiff in much of the stuff that I'm giving the youngster.
13c., weffe "foul scent or odor," of imitative origin. Modern form became popular late 16c. with tobacco smoking, probably influenced by whiffle "blow in gusts or puffs" (1560s). The verb in the baseball slang sense "to swing at a ball and miss" first recorded 1913.
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