Reek n. A rick. [Obs.]
Reek, n. Vapor; steam; smoke; fume.
As hateful to me as the reek of a limekiln. --Shak.
Reek, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reeked p. pr. & vb. n. Reeking.] To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale.
Few chimneys reeking you shall espy. --Spenser.
I found me laid
In balmy sweat, which with his beams the sun
Soon dried, and on the reeking moisture fed. --Milton.
The coffee rooms reeked with tobacco. --Macaulay.
n : a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant [syn: malodor,
malodour, stench, stink, fetor, foetor, mephitis]
v 1: have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches
smacked of racism" [syn: smack]
2: smell badly and offensively; "The building reeks of smoke"
3: be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face [syn: fume]
4: give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.; "Marshes
reeking in the sun"