reek (v.) Old form(s): reek'd , reeke , reekes
steam, smoke, give off vapour
Cor II.ii.117[Cominius to all, of Coriolanus] he did / Run reeking o'er the lives of men [i.e. streaming with blood]
Cym I.iii.2[First Lord to Cloten] the violence of action hath made you reek as a sacrifice
H5 IV.iii.101[King Henry to Montjoy, of English soldiers that might die in battle] the sun shall greet them, / And draw their honours reeking up to heaven
JC III.i.158[Antony to all] whilst your purpled hands do reek and smoke
LLL IV.iii.138[King to Longaville and Dumaine] I ... / Saw sighs reek from you
Luc.1377[of a painting of Troy] The red blood reeked to show the painter's strife
Sonn.130.8[] in some perfumes is there more delight, / Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks
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