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Reeky

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reeky Emitting reek. "Reeky fen."
    • Reeky Soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reeky Smoky; soiled with smoke.
    • reeky Giving out reek or vapor; giving out fumes or odors, especially offensive odors. See reek.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Reeky full of reek: smoky: soiled with steam or smoke: foul
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 2d Reek; cf. Reechy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. réc; Ice. reykr, Ger. rauch, Dut. rook, smoke.

Usage

In literature:

Colonel Ogilvy, who was another mirror by whom the Maidens of Auld Reekie were required to dress themselves.
"Chronicles of the Canongate" by Sir Walter Scott
Edinburgh was a reekie toon eneugh afore the engines cam' in an' belched smuts in ilka body's faces.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
He lived in the town of Leith, which is near Edinburgh, and, in truth, is a mere suburb of Auld Reekie.
"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne
Cure was the family lawyer of the Marquises of Auld Reekie.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Sharp fever drains the reeky moistness out, In such a cloud upsteam'd.
"The Vision of Hell, Part 6" by Dante Alighieri
Sharp fever drains the reeky moistness out, In such a cloud upsteam'd.
"The Vision of Hell, Part 7" by Dante Alighieri
Sharp fever drains the reeky moistness out, In such a cloud upsteam'd.
"The Vision of Hell, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
Sharp fever drains the reeky moistness out, In such a cloud upsteam'd.
"The Divine Comedy, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
When I forget thee, Auld Reekie, may my right hand forget its cunning.
"The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls" by Jacqueline M. Overton
The Marquis of Auld Reekie had gone so far as to suggest that Burgo might probably beat her.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
A reeky house and a girnin' wife, will lead a man a fashious life.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
When I forget thee, auld Reekie, may my right hand forget its cunning!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I shall never see Auld Reekie.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I suppose you are now home again in Auld Reekie: that abode of bliss does not much attract me yet a bit.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dirty low reeky tans were set here and there amid a swarm of bairns and dogs.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
She is to be found in every street and alley of Auld Reekie, till her work is accomplished.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I" by Various
Well, I had only two dollars and a-half in my pocket when I left Greenock to walk to Auld Reekie.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Remember, lads, the fate of Auld Reekie is now in your hands!
"The Great War in England in 1897" by William Le Queux
Where Acheron's whirlpool impetuous, into the reeky Deep of Cokytos disgorgeth, with muddy burden.
"The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges" by Robert Bridges
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In poetry:

I'm wae for Auld Reekie; her big men o' print
To Lunnon ha'e gane, to be nearer the mint;
But the coinage o' brain looks no a'e haet better,
Though Doric is banish'd frae sang, tale, and letter.
"A Plea For The Deric" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Bay Ridge's lone subway train is a reeky rail.
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