Or take shit (please): there's no getting around the mephitic
connotations of that word, yet what about, "He knows his shit" or "Get your shit together"?
Reading the novel as an English imitation of a decadent French text, for example, the reviewer for the Daily Chronicle denounced it as "a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French Decadents, a poisonous book, the atmosphere of which is heavy with mephitic
odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction" (NCE 342-43).
Suarez-Orozco's exposition is instrumental in developing a comprehension of those Latino gang members whose identified delinquent achievement orientation is correlated to being traumatized and saddled with the mephitic
sequelae often associated with violence and torture.
finding that reaction with chlorine gave rise to mephitic
Early on in the film Shoah the historian Hilberg evokes the history of our people by holding between his thumb and forefinger a railway schedule from Frankfort to the mephitic
At eight, Ellen and I grab a snack together standing at the mephitic
end of the kitchen counter, but I can only manage two or three mozzarella sticks and lunch had been a mere handful of McNuggets.
Has a mephitic
odor been changed into a sweet savor by the subtle alchemy of the musical composer?
Starrs, The Seamy Side of Forensic Science: The Mephitic
Stain of Fred Salem Zain, 17 SCI.
We just wish you hadn't written this offensive, selfserving, mendacious mephitic
And it seems the mephitic
water has long been a problem.
While Sanford's stubborn parsimony within the spendthrift GOP is welcome--he is surely a stream of fresh air in a mephitic
party--consider, if you will, Gary Johnson.