The scent everyone said was mephitic
, but we stayed.
It should be stressed that Muggeridge's mind, in the days before he reinvented himself as Saint Mugg, remained marked on all social and carnal issues by the most mephitic
Long and deep trenches were excavated, and the corpses were covered with lime to not corrupt the air and release mephitic
vapors (Instruction XXXII).
It gained its diabolicial reputation from the mephitic
carbon dioxide fumes which emanated from its mouth.
According to historic sources, the site was located in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, and the opening was described as filled with lethal mephitic
Fetid blood collected in the uterus and decomposed, releasing poisonous vapors that rose through bodily pathways called phlebes, fused with the pneuma in the lungs and brain, and were ultimately exuded through breast milk, the evil eye, mephitic
breath, venomous saliva, and even through the openings of the ears.
The list of possibilities includes all manner of psychoactive, mephitic
ingredients clearly presented in a magical, "Nabatean" context.