reeking of cigarette smoke and body odor, Bassam smiled, seeming to understand and excuse my monolinguism.
The bodies hung there for weeks, reeking and swelling grotesquely in the equatorial heat.
The man was reeking with sweat, exhausted and in mortal fear.
We found ourselves in rather a big room, reeking with the smell of tobacco.
They turn faith into pietism, sanctity into morality, and righteousness into a reeking prurience.
How can you expect me to love you, now that you are reeking with the blood of Camille?
A big coughing mass, reeking of carrion, bounded past him up the hill, and he followed discreetly.
Think of air not reeking with gasolene and a street safe to cross at any time!
Oatmeal simmered on a reeking oil-stove in a corner of the room.
Cappen took the girl's hand and followed her into a pitchy, reeking dark.
Old English rec (Anglian), riec (West Saxon), "smoke from burning material," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse reykr, Danish rǿg, Swedish rök "smoke, steam," from Proto-Germanic *raukiz (cf. Old Frisian rek, Middle Dutch rooc, Old High German rouh, German Rauch "smoke, steam"), from PIE *reug- "to vomit, belch;" also "smoke, cloud." Sense of "stench" is attested 1650s, via the notion of "that which rises" (cf. reek (v.)).
Old English recan (Anglian), reocan (West Saxon) "emit smoke," from Proto-Germanic *reukanan (cf. Old Frisian reka "smoke," Middle Dutch roken, Dutch rieken "to smoke," Old High German riohhan "to smoke, steam," German rauchen "to smoke," riechen "to smell").
Originally a strong verb, with past tense reac, past participle gereocen, but occasionally showing weak conjugation in Old English. Meaning "to emit smoke;" meaning "to emit a bad smell" is recorded from 1710 via sense "be heated and perspiring" (early 15c.). Related: Reeked; reeking.