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Smell may refer to:

  • Olfaction, the sense of smell, the ability of humans and other animals to perceive odors
  • Odor, the percept resultant from the sense of smell. The environmental stimulus which gives rise to a 'smell' which is made up of numerous monomolecular odorants.
  • In programming, a code smell is a symptom in the source code of a program that something is wrong.

Source material

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by William Carlos Williams
from Al Que Quiere! (1917)

Oh strong ridged and deeply hollowed
nose of mine! what will you not be smelling?
What tactless asses we are, you and I, boney nose,
always indiscriminate, always unashamed,
and now it is the souring flowers of the bedraggled
poplars: a festering pulp on the wet earth
beneath them. With what deep thirst
we quicken our desires
to that rank odor of a passing springtime!
Can you not be decent? Can you not reserve your ardors
for something less unlovely? What girl will care
for us, do you think, if we continue in these ways?
Must you taste everything? Must you know everything?
Must you have a part in everything?

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

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Simple English

The term smell may refer to one of the following articles:

  • Olfaction, the sense of smell, that is, the ability to perceive odors
  • Odor - the sensation perceived by the detection of certain chemical compounds by the sense of olfaction

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