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ac·rid

(ak'rid),
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]

acrid

[ak′rid]
Etymology: L, acris, sharp
sharp or pungent, bitter and unpleasant to the smell or taste.

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]

acrid,

adj bitter, harsh, and persistently unpleasant in taste or smell.

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]
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Yesterday, a road junction at Karni in Gaza looked like a battlefield with acrid smoke from burning tyres darkening the air and tanks firing in the street.
As acrid smoke continues to spew into Kuwait's sky month after month, they believe the Gulf's environmental prospects grow only cloudier.
In response to concerns expressed by rescue effort leaders, Wilson sought to reassure those exposed to the acrid smoke, fuel and chemical fumes following the attack.
Summary: The scorching acrid smoke that has blanketed Moscow for several consecutive days has eased its grip on the city.
Had the smoke alarm not alerted them to the fire, which was producing very acrid smoke, this incident could easily have had much more serious consequences.
Police cordoned off a large section of Church Street after acrid smoke billowed from an underground sub station.
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Alice Duncan fell ill within 24 hours of arriving in the seaside resort of Side last December, where acrid smoke was spreading from tree-clearing on the nearby mountains.
PICTURE life in 1941 Night has come the sun has gone Darkness cloaks the valley of the Tyne No chink of light through any window shine A siren sounds like a thousand wailing cats Policemen, firemen, warden's don heavy steel hats A throbbing sound is heard way up high A beam of light shoots straight up to the sky Searching for an enemy bomber plane Heavy guns add with their own refrain Filling the sky with jagged metal rain A screaming bomb goes hurtling through the air A building turns into a massive burning flare Smells of roasting meat pervades the air Mixed with burning sugar, acrid sweet Water-soaked flour depriving us our bread News that some firemen are dead Fighting fires at Manors goods railhead Eating salvaged food for many days Those brave men forever deserved our praise.
In between mooching around Oswald Bailey's Army Surplus Emporium, the Hobbies fretwork shop and the roofless Market Hall opposite, we too would find time to marvel at the various amateur "escapologists" writhing amidst the acrid horse droppings which abounded on the cobblestones, whilst tussling, with perceived frenzy at their seemingly unbreakable bonds
The 20-year-old was one of five occupants of a house in Grove Street when a toaster left unattended on top of a cooker produced thick, acrid smoke.
BURBANK - A gasoline leak touched off a fire at a tire shop Wednesday, injuring a mechanic and a firefighter and sending clouds of acrid black smoke billowing over the city.