Once they are solid and inert, precious stones have the capacity, he suggests, to emit unseen but material effluvia
that act on nearby bodies.
This is, according to Boehmer, deducible from the way the narrative voice in selected novels describes encounters with "the seepages and effluvia
of a woman" (Boehmer 2005: 228) In such situations, Boehmer concludes, the typical reaction of John in Youth is "overwhelming feelings of guilt, squeamishness, inadequacy" (p.
He has not forgotten to appeal to the sense of smell as well as to those of sight and hearing, for, the spectator is assailed by the odour of burning sulphur, and such other effluvia
as volcanoes usually emit.
All being slowly poisoned by the filthy effluvia
of Lots Road Power Station, the Gas Works & a strong whiff from Battersea Power Station (it was only when they found that its corrosive fumes were attacking the fabric of London's ancient buildings that they did a partial filtration).
Wrong - the time belongs to the journalists who, wobbly as they may be at times, are trying to eke some valid news out of the sessions, not get slathered with another batch of ``It's all about the work''/``This is the best script I ever read, movies or TV''/``We were lucky because we got our first choices in every role'' effluvia
Elliott argues that early Christianity had rejected a variety of pollution taboos inherited from Judaism and the cultures of antiquity: taboos that focused on, among other things, bodily effluvia
, such as blood, semen, and the essentially female excretions of the menses and after-birth.
Improper cleansing leaves the body "saturated with perspiration or other excretion" (NN, 93); "morbid effluvia
from the lungs and skin" (NN, 94) must be regularly carried away from the body.
To the seriously paranoid, who know what sort of literary effluvia
become bestsellers, the phrase "deserves its bestsellerdom" would appear to be an example of damning with faint praise.
com, the Index takes the pulse of your hard drive -- measuring the proliferation of folders, searchable files and other effluvia
-- and issues a score between 200-1000.
each fact contributing its own particular smells, not always offensive to the olfactory mucus membrane, a case in point being the aromatic effluvia
which, from time to time, waft lightly through the Central Registry, and which the more discriminating noses identify as a perfume that is half rose and half chrysanthemum.
I never really was clued into all the evolutionary effluvia
of the statistics.
From the Bush administration's vacuous "new world order" rhetoric to the "engagement and enlargement" effluvia
of the Clinton administration, the United States has substituted slogans for strategy.