scent

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o·dor

(ō'dŏr),
Volatile emanation from any substance that stimulates the olfactory receptor cells.
Synonym(s): scent
[L.]
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scent

The smell of a thing or person. See Pseudoscent.
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The referee failed to note the incident as he hadn't seen it but to be fair the GAA failed to be put off the scent and decreed that the Dublin player had a case to answer.
"We thought that most punters would be put off the scent with that winner," said Tote spokesman Jeremy Scott, "but five came through to survive."