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ac·rid

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

ac·rid

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

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]
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Acrid smoke belched out over nearby homes and businesses.
A spokesman said: "After take-off cabin crew noticed an acrid smell and standard procedure was followed and the aircraft turned back and landed.
"It involved the meter box on the ground floor, that's why the smoke was so black and acrid, it was rubber and plastic that was burning."
In this case, one medicinal is acrid and upbearing, and the other is bitter and downbearing.
Acrid International, part of the Abu Dhabi-based project management and consulting firm known as CAP Group, plans to introduce BIM technology to a raft of government development projects including; infrastructure, housing, school and hospital builds, which are part of the 2030 plan.
Some of the far-flung places he visits are a gold mine in South Africa, a prawn farm in Bangladesh, a cotton field in Australia and a computer "recycling center" (an acrid, miles-long, open-air ditch where 10-year-old children dunk circuit boards in vats of acid to remove their copper) in India.
The bores must be seriously worn, with maybe a broken piston ring to boot, which is sucking up oil into the combustion chamber, burning it and billowing out clouds of acrid blue smoke.
Neighbours noticed flames and black smoke from Timothy Wayne Shepherd's balcony for two days, as well as an acrid stench.
city so acrid and airless it stung our minds with scenes of winter
The colossal horror of Ground Zero strains the imagination, but director Oliver Stone does a masterful job of recreating the acrid, stygian darkness that became the world for officers McLoughlin and Jimeno.
A passage of deep blue paint covers the cheek while the merest suggestion of an eye gives way to dense brown fur, leaving the nose and forehead to decompose into permutations of acrid pink.
We circled the ship, peering into the intense brightness of the flames and smelling the acrid smoke that had drifted up into the helo, and we began to think: What do we do now?