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Daemon
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waft

(verb) To carry or be carried gently on or as if on the air or water.

Synonyms: drift, float, blow

Usage: The scent of her perfume wafted through the room.
lazarius
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It was precisely twelve o'clock; twelve by Big Ben; whose stroke was wafted over the northern part of London; blent with that of other clocks, mixed in a thin ethereal way with the clouds and wisps of smoke, and died up there among the seagulls - twelve o'clock struck as Clarissa Dalloway laid her green dress on her bed, and the Warren Smiths walked down Harley Street. Twelve was the hour of their appointment. Probably, Rezia thought, that was Sir William Bradshaw's house with the grey motor car in front of it. The leaden circles dissolved in the air.

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Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:53:16 AM

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waft (v.)
c. 1500, transitive, "to move gently" (through the air), probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, ultimately from wachten "to guard" (perhaps via notion of a ship that guards another as it sails), related to waken "rouse from sleep," from Proto-Germanic *waht-, from PIE root *weg- "to be strong, be lively." Possibly influenced by northern dialect waff "cause to move to and fro" (1510s), a variant of wave. Intransitive sense from 1560s. Related: Wafted; wafting.
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:54:05 AM

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When your grandmother cooks her famous spaghetti sauce, many wonderful smells may waft from the kitchen. In other words, the air will gently carry this familiar aroma throughout the house.

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Though the verb waft usually involves movement through air, it has watery roots. A "wafter" was a convoy ship in the 16th century, and these words may have derived from the similar looking wave. Waft can refer to scents, sounds, and even smoke. So, if your grandmother’s sauce begins to burn, smoke could waft from the kitchen as well.

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Then the scent of caramel wafts by as he walks, and Bailey finds he is not particularly hungry after all.


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sorry - mishit

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Waft - To float.
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"A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way."


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