Slimy and damp it was, with a mephitic smell and ugly pools of water settled in the ancient road-bed.
First one and then another endeavoured to ascend, but with a strength unequal to the task, they fell back into the mephitic abyss.
A mephitic heat like a whiff of air from hell came out of that dark place in which they were confined.
The air was full of a deafening roar, hysterical shouts, and mephitic curses.
Its mephitic influence in society is too palpable to be overlooked.
Over their tops rise faint wreaths of yellowish clouds and the mephitic odor becomes more pronounced.
But the heat and mephitic vapors of his native isle revenged him.
A sluggish stream filled the city with stagnant water from which mephitic vapors arose.
The injection of mephitic air into the intestines, under these circumstances, bids fair to be highly serviceable.
And Lenny did not wholly escape from the mephitic portions of the motley elements from which his awakening mind drew its nurture.
1620s, "of poisonous smell," from Late Latin mephiticus, from Latin mephitis, mefitis "noxious vapor" (also personified as a goddess believed to have the power to avert it).
mephitic me·phit·ic (mə-fĭt'ĭk)
Having a foul odor; foul-smelling.