We may note the garlic and whisky on the breath of a fellow strap hanger, or the cheap perfume emanating from the person of the wondrous lady sitting in front of us, and deplore the fact of our sensitive noses; but, as a matter of fact, we cannot smell at all, our olfactory
organs are practically atrophied, by comparison with the development of the sense among the beasts of the wild.
They felt our skin, much in the same way that a silk mercer would handle a remarkably fine piece of satin; and some of them went so far in their investigation as to apply the olfactory
There are those who believe that the lower orders are specially endowed by nature with better olfactory
nerves than man, but it is merely a matter of development.
She stood by a window, holding a book in close contiguity to her nose, as if with the hope of gaining an olfactory
acquaintance with its contents, since her imperfect vision made it not very easy to read them.
Monsieur Defarge's olfactory
sense was by no means delicate, but the stock of wine smelt much stronger than it ever tasted, and so did the stock of rum and brandy and aniseed.
As he passed the Rue de la Huchette, the odor of those admirable spits, which were incessantly turning, tickled his olfactory
apparatus, and he bestowed a loving glance toward the Cyclopean roast, which one day drew from the Franciscan friar, Calatagirone, this pathetic exclamation:
The evidence in favour of and against the acut smelling powers of carrion-vultures is singularly balanced Professor Owen has demonstrated that the olfactory
nerve of the turkey-buzzard (Cathartes aura) are highly developed, and on the evening when Mr.
It is clear that a sufficiently ingenious person could manufacture a machine moved by olfactory
stimuli which, whenever a dog appeared in its neighbourhood, would say, "There is a dog," and when a cat appeared would throw stones at it.
A thick smoke rose, diffusing a potent odor savoring marvelously of brimstone and asafetida, which, however grateful it might be to the olfactory
nerves of spirits, nearly strangled poor Wolfert, and produced a fit of coughing and wheezing that made the whole grove resound.
We hypothesized that olfactory
dysfunction may be present in this patient population.
August 30, 2017 -- In a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists here were surprised to learn that the regeneration of olfactory
tissue requires some of the same inflammatory processes and chemicals that create injury and loss of smell in the first place.
All day long special cells inside the nose capture chemicals from the sensory environment around us, sending signals to a squished blob of brain called the olfactory