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Sweet

(swēt),
Robert Douglas, 20th-century English dermatologist. See: Sweet disease.

sweet

[AS. swete, sweet]
1. Pleasing to the taste or smell. See: taste
2. Containing or derived from sugar.
3. Free from excess of acid, sulfur, or corrosive salts.

sweet

opposite of sour.

sweet birch oil
see methyl salicylate.
sweet buckeye tree
aesculusoctandra.
sweet clover
sweet feed
a mixture of rolled grain and molasses used to tempt convalescent horses and cattle.
sweet grass
panicumschinzii.
sweet itch
an intensely itchy dermatitis of horses caused by hypersensitivity to the bites of Culicoides spp. The lesions are worst in the summer months and most evident along the middle of the back. The skin is thickened and the hair is missing. Called also Queensland itch. See equine allergic dermatitis.
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Sweet itch (Queensland itch) on the neck of a horse. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999
sweet oil
olive oil.
sweet pea
lathyrusodoratus.
sweet potato
ipomoeabatatas.
sweet vernal grass
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And she would have made him deathless and unageing, had not well-girded Metaneira in her heedlessness kept watch by night from her sweet-smelling chamber and spied.
275-281) When she had so said, the goddess changed her stature and her looks, thrusting old age away from her: beauty spread round about her and a lovely fragrance was wafted from her sweet-smelling robes, and from the divine body of the goddess a light shone afar, while golden tresses spread down over her shoulders, so that the strong house was filled with brightness as with lightning.
The immense stretch of meadow had been mown and was sparkling with a peculiar fresh brilliance, with its lines of already sweet-smelling grass in the slanting rays of the evening sun.
Picking the object up, I discovered it was a small bottle, containing a thick sweet-smelling liquor, as black as ink.
There was the little church, in the morning, with the green leaves fluttering at the windows: the birds singing without: and the sweet-smelling air stealing in at the low porch, and filling the homely building with its fragrance.
She was going among the coral reefs and cocoa-nuts and all that sort of thing, and she was chartered for a fortunate individual of the name of Pa (himself on board, and much respected by all hands), and she was going, for his sole profit and advantage, to fetch a cargo of sweet-smelling woods, the most beautiful that ever were seen, and the most profitable that ever were heard of; and her cargo would be a great fortune, as indeed it ought to be: the lovely woman who had purchased her and fitted her expressly for this voyage, being married to an Indian Prince, who was a Something-or-Other, and who wore Cashmere shawls all over himself and diamonds and emeralds blazing in his turban, and was beautifully coffee- coloured and excessively devoted, though a little too jealous.
The Russian-style Kvass, brewed with Bold Street's East Avenue Bakehouse, was sweet-smelling and cloudy, slightly yeasty smelling as you'd expect, and boasting a soft fruitiness - a light winter warmer.
A new collection of sweet-smelling scents and worldly fragrances has been launched at Bath & Body Works.
In fact, you only have to be a little creative and with the right trailing and climbing plants such as sweet-smelling Jasmine, fragrant Roses and Wisteria, Sweet Peas and Clematis, you can add a complete cacophony of colours and smells to your garden.
The shoes most loved of WalesOnline readers are an eclectic, but we're certain never less than sweet-smelling, collection.
They use these water pipes for smoking sweet-smelling, fruity-flavored tobacco, often called shisha.
YlangYlang shampoo This sweet-smelling shampoo can be used on all types of hair and only required a little drop to work up a nice lather.