And he smelled the smoke of nard and soltziphal burning in the cressets of the servants of Tishnar.
I can “break the ball of nard,” and make perfume, “but still the sleeper sleeps.”
"The warmth of thy garments hath a goodlier smell than myrrh, than nard," he is saying, avidly touching her ear with his lips.
So all the fire is continually a-crackle, amidst a thin smoke of a smell like nard.
nard, nrd, n. an aromatic plant usually called Spikenard: an ointment prepared from it.
Thus he mentions pira nardina, a pear with the scent of nard; pira onynchina, a pear of the colour of the fingernail, and others.
At Palermo you boasted you loved to talk with a foe over two sword-blades; Syrian nard softens your courage and your arm.
By subtle means, insidious as the breath of nard, corruption of primeval sin was spread from race to race.
Everywhere was given out the odor of nard, to which Vinicius had grown used, and which he had learned to love in the Orient.
late 14c., from Old French narde (Modern French nard), from Latin nardus, from Greek nardos, of Eastern origin (cf. Hebrew ner'd, plural n'radim; Arabic and Persian nardin, Sanskrit narada, nalada, name of an aromatic balsam).