Do we say reeks or wreaks

reeks 34 occurrences

Vainly the city reeks with toasted cheese, and the Commissary-General reports himself short of arsenic.

"By my soul," he exclaimed, when they were left alone, "this place reeks of hypocrisy.

The sea-birds shriek above the prey O'er which their hungry beaks delay, As shaken on his restless pillow, His head heaves with the heaving billow; That hand whose motion is not life, Yet feebly seems to menace strife, Flung by the tossing tide on high, Then levell'd with the wave What reeks it tho' that corse shall lie Within a living grave.

From the inside of this dozens of tiny blue smoke-reeks curled up into the still morning air; while there rose from it a confused deep murmur, the voices of men and the gruntings of camels blended into the same insect buzz.

Then we emerged upon a beach, the very perfection of typical tropic shore, with little rocky coves, from one to another of which we had to ride through rolling surf, beneath the welcome shade of low shrub-fringed cliffs; while over the little mangrove-swamp at the mouth of the glen, Tocuche rose sheer, like M'Gillicuddy's Reeks transfigured into one huge emerald.

Our Press reeks with the disease, and loves to record this sort of thing: THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT IN NEW YORK.

The editorial reeks with lies; but it was necessary that the mob spirit should be kept at white heat at all times.

Amongst the smaller kennels is that of Mr. Reeks, now mostly identified with Oxonian and that dog's produce, but he will always be remembered as the breeder of that beautiful terrier, Avon Minstrel.


The floor is covered with filth, the air is fetid and the atmosphere all around it reeks with offensive odors, suggesting all kinds of disease.

that reeks with the blood of the brave. Lochiel.

Slavery reeks with licentiousness.

I repeat again, in the words of Dr. Channing, it is a slave country that reeks with licentiousness of this kind, and for proof I refer to the opinions of Judge Harper, of North Carolina, in his defence of southern slavery.

Slavery reeks with licentiousness.

During the short time official duty has called me here, I have seen the really red haired, the freckled, and the almost white negro; and I have been astonished at the numbers of the mixed race, when compared with those of full color, and I have deeply deplored this stain upon our national morals; and the words of Dr. Channing have, thousands of times, been impressed on my mind, that "a slave country reeks with licentiousness."

I repeat again, in the words of Dr. Channing, it is a slave country that reeks with licentiousness of this kind, and for proof I refer to the opinions of Judge Harper, of North Carolina, in his defence of southern slavery.

But now, when that Gazette in which I read (To learn its views on any given matter And so avoid 'em) hints that no such breed Exists among us, save in idle chatter, I am convinced the country reeks With these unnatural and noisome freaks.

Had the passage been in verse, where the change might have damaged the rhythm, had it been one of those ecstasies of Shakspearian imagination, to tamper with which because we could not understand it would be Bottom-like presumption,one of those tempests of passion where every word reeks hot and sulphurous, like a thunderstone new-fallen,in any of these cases we should have agreed with Mr. White that to abstain was a duty.

I guess you did, the place reeks like a paint shop.

To the average Irishman of his day he stands as Mont Blanc might stand were it set down amongst the Magillicuddy Reeks.

Love one descended from a race of tyrants, Whose blood yet reeks on my avenging sword!

Come, let us begone from this foul nest that reeks of blood.

"That quiet home on the western fiords reeks with it.

KILLARNEY, THE LAKES OF, three beautiful lakes at the northern foot of the Macgillicuddy Reeks, in the basin of the Leane, much resorted to by tourists.

He always reeks of drink.

wreaks 7 occurrences

Shall we be thus afflicted in his wreaks, His fits, his frenzy, and his bitterness? Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice.

How often do we see horses stumble from being conducted, or at least "allowed," to go over bad ground by some careless driver, who immediately wreaks that vengeance on the poor horse which might, with much more justice, be applied to his own brutal shoulders.

If we know not its love, its intellect, Neither the worm within my belly seeks To know me, but his petty mischief wreaks: Thus it behoves us to be circumspect.

the house of heavinesse, Fild with the wreaks of mortall miserie; Ah, wretched world, and all that is therein!

No man living is ruled of his own free will, but the element which is kept in fear, whatever its size, waits upon the stronger element, whereas if it attains to courage, it always wreaks vengeance upon the other, which has now become the weaker.

Britain, for thee this fearful warning sent, Oh! mock not foolishly its dire portent; For now that vice on all her malice wreaks, Charms on the stage, and in the assembly speaks; Now that with cheating fires she shameless dares, Fortunate where virtue once defied her snares; Again I say, for thee this warning sent,

He is not guilty, but the sins of humanity are imputed to Him, and God wreaks upon Him the penalty which rightfully should have fallen on the heads of sinners.

Do we say   reeks   or  wreaks