Usage examples for Effluvia

  1. With every window- shutter closed, the conflagration of the electric lamps turned the place into a perfect brazier, reeking with human effluvia – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  2. He was in such a state that he could not bear the effluvia of his own lamp, but though I was very conversant with the manual part of the business, and it related to things I was daily in the habit of seeing, I felt I could do nothing from his description. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  3. He showed skill in his orders about planting, for any one that would plant another tree was not to set it within five feet of his neighbor's field; but if a fig or an olive, not within nine; for their roots spread farther, nor can they be planted near all sorts of trees without damage, for they draw away the nourishment, and in some cases are noxious by their effluvia – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh