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Adj.1.rank-smelling - having an offensive rancid odor
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Though near nightfall, the rank-smelling weed-flowers glowed as if they would not close for intentness, and the waves of colour mixed with the waves of sound.
I hurriedly field-dressed the rank-smelling buck, taking him under the 300-pound mark, and after some bear hugs and sweat, I got it done.
The distillery has, at a cost of pounds 170,000, recently created its own mini wetland, where the rank-smelling liquid waste from the distilling process is filtered through a succession of reed beds before being returned, clear and pure, to the same stream it was taken from.