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smelling bottle

a small bottle or vial for holding smelling salts or perfume.
Origin of smelling bottle
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Very doubtfully, I remarked: "I suppose a smelling-bottle would not be important enough to cross the room for?"

    Life on the Stage Clara Morris
  • Her husband gave her a smelling-bottle, and she slowly recommenced her toilette.

    Catharine Furze Mark Rutherford
  • On the other side, a compassionate lady was offering her smelling-bottle.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • She dropped her smelling-bottle and looked at them in an outraged silence.

  • I was so bewildered that Miss Donny thought the cold had been too severe for me, and lent me her smelling-bottle.

  • She was provided with Drummond's Natural Law and a smelling-bottle, and left in peace.

    A Humble Enterprise Ada Cambridge
  • Does good sister Jones, who drowses just a trifle, notwithstanding her smelling-bottle, vote in favor of it?

    Letters of Peregrine Pickle George P. Upton
  • She fortified herself by an application of the smelling-bottle, and opened the note.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • At last a little girl thought he looked faint, and brought him a smelling-bottle, which she presented to him kneeling.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Her ladyship applied for the second time to the smelling-bottle.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins

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