• WordNet 3.6
    • n rancidness the property of being rancid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rancidness The quality of being rancid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rancidness The quality of being rancid; rancidity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Rancidness the quality of being rancid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. rancidus, putrid.


In literature:

The natives approached him in throngs, each family bearing a great dish of rancid kouskoussu.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Linoline which has the lowest percentage of hydrogen, is unstable and tends to turn rancid.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
They are lusciously oily, but never rancidly so.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
For domestic purposes it is esteemed, and it does not become rancid so quickly as other oils.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The wood has a disagreeable, rancid odor, is splintery, not resinous, with decided contrast between early and late wood.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
You might as well try to live on rancid butter and nothing else.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
The fat; at first, is as sweet as marrow; but in a few days it grows rancid, unless it be salted, in which state it will keep much longer.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
Joan says the butter is rancid, and for once I believe Joan has cause.
"The Story of Bawn" by Katharine Tynan
It's very strong and rancid.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The greasy pork smelt rancid; the potatoes were rotten.
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

Drab discoloration
Of faces, façades, pawn-shops,
Second-hand clothing,
Smoky and fly-blown glass of lunch-rooms,
Odors of rancid life…
"Bowery Afternoon" by Lola Ridge
Wintering in a dark without window
At the heart of the house
Next to the last tenant's rancid jam
and the bottles of empty glitters ——
Sir So-and-so's gin.
"Wintering" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Rancid's Tim Armstrong launches a web detective show called Svengali.
The sunny brutalism of Rancid's East Bay ska-thrash has lost nary a step and their ethical-emotional rigor is as sweet as it is pure.
That, therefore, was the rancid sausage John Roberts apparently felt he had to salvage in supposed deference to the sanctity of the legislative process.
Remember to keep poppy seed s refrigerated, as they go rancid quickly.
Preservatives serving as antioxidants keep products from becoming rancid, browning or developing black spots.
Veteran punk rockers Rancid have set up shop in a San Francisco studio to record what will be their eighth album, reveals drummer Branden Steineckert via Twitter.
Get in the mix when Rancid performs Saturday, Sept 10, at the Warfield.
An Albany Kid Reflects on Hometown Punks Rancid : "That's My America".
RANCID will start work on its eighth studio album later this year.
The Good, the Bad and the Rancid .
Music Appreciation With Rancid 's Matt Freeman.
Vampire Weekend Cover Rancid .
Rise Against with Rancid .
Shooting photos with Rancid fans was a blast.