A MOLE, a creature blind from birth, once said to his Mother: "I am sure than I can see, Mother!" In the desire to prove to him his mistake, his Mother placed before him a few grains of frankincense, and asked, "What is it?' The young Mole said, "It is a pebble." His Mother exclaimed: "My son, I am afraid that you are not only blind, but that you have lost your sense of smell
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell
Thus far my sense of sight; while dry rot and wet rot and all the silent rots that rot in neglected roof and cellar - rot of rat and mouse and bug and coaching-stables near at hand besides - addressed themselves faintly to my sense of smell
, and moaned, "Try Barnard's Mixture."
The beaver, possessing an acute sense of smell
, is soon attracted by the odor of the bait.
It was now observed that her sense of smell
was almost entirely destroyed; and, consequently, that her taste was much blunted.
Nor was Tarzan dependent alone upon his sense of smell
. Vision and hearing had been brought to a marvelous state of development by the necessities of his early life, where survival itself depended almost daily upon the exercise of the keenest vigilance and the constant use of all his faculties.
It was most perplexing; yet Tarzan kept on assiduously, checking his sense of sight against his sense of smell
, that he might more surely keep to the right trail.
It has been said that the whale only breathes through his spout-hole; if it could truthfully be added that his spouts are mixed with water, then I opine we should be furnished with the reason why his sense of smell
seems obliterated in him; for the only thing about him that at all answers to his nose is that identical spout-hole; and being so clogged with two elements, it could not be expected to have the power of smelling.
The phial, to which I next turned my attention, might have been about half full of a blood-red liquor, which was highly pungent to the sense of smell
and seemed to me to contain phosphorus and some volatile ether.
His playfellow for the time being put a shawl or a handkerchief over his head, so as to prevent him from seeing, and then hid among the furniture a pocketbook, or a cigar-case, or a purse, or anything else that happened to be at hand, leaving the dog to find it, with his keen sense of smell
to guide him.
This face had no nostrils--indeed, the Martians do not seem to have had any sense of smell
, but it had a pair of very large dark-coloured eyes, and just beneath this a kind of fleshy beak.
Such frizzling and powdering and sticking up of hair, such delicate complexions artificially preserved and mended, such gallant swords to look at, and such delicate honour to the sense of smell
, would surely keep anything going, for ever and ever.