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- ‘No creatures reeking of brimstone entered our church.’
- ‘A fog covered her vision, a dark fog that smelt of burning brimstone.’
- ‘The smell of blood and brimstone filled the air.’
- ‘And still the wall of steam and brimstone advanced…’
- ‘At times mournful, and at other times gently consoling, there's little about it that smells of brimstone.’
Late Old English brynstān, probably from bryne ‘burning’ + stān ‘stone’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.