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Having a sweet, pleasant smell.‘sweet-smelling flowers’
- ‘Afterward, a sweet-smelling mixture of wine and honey is poured on the body.’
- ‘Butterflies are attracted to brightly colored, sweet-smelling flowers that allow them easy access.’
- ‘In 1223, a sweet-smelling oil was said to have flowed from William's tomb at the east end of the nave.’
- ‘Ethylene in particular would have the strongest effect and is often described as a sweet-smelling gas.’
- ‘The staff were hardworking and caring, and the ward was very clean and sweet-smelling.’
- ‘Canterbury has such a garden (financed by the council) which has raised beds with sweet-smelling shrubs and plants.’
- ‘Pretty soon I had some nice piles of sweet-smelling fig leaves, ready to be bagged.’
- ‘Even the tiniest garden should have room for tubs planted with sweet-smelling herbs.’
- ‘Chewing parsley or mint leaves after a pungent meal will help you maintain sweet-smelling breath.’
- ‘Settling down to taste some sweet-smelling sap, the unsuspecting prey has made a fatal mistake.’
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