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Redolent would be useful in this case. Its origins are in a word simply meaning to give an odor, and it now is used most commonly to describe an evocative smell, and often one that triggers nostalgia. Modern usage requires it to be attributed to something, either an item the smell reminds you of ("redolent of ripe cherries") or more figuratively of a ...


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In French there is an expression for that "la madeleine de Proust" The smell of a madeleine (the cake) made the writer Marcel Proust remember old events. See the article on wikipedia


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Nostalgia a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Additional source on Nostalgic Smells Olfactic Memory could also be what you're looking for.


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There are lots of ways of talking about starting cars. Except for (1) and (2), these are fine. There is an English grammar rule being violated in (1) and (2). Native speakers know it, because they follow it, but they usually can't state it. Non-native speakers need to be taught the rule, however, because it's not obvious. When a noun modifier consists of ...


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Reminiscent : tending to remind : also suggestive: bringing thoughts, memories, or feelings into the mind. stimulating further thought


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Literally seems to have simply been overused as a hyperbole. When a hyperbole, a style figure that can be very powerful, is used too often, it loses its impact. This is a common phenomenon. I remember when it was common to say you were giving a 100% (of your effort) to a cause. That was already a hyperbole, but once everybody seemed to be giving their 100%, ...


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I'm not sure how well this would work for your title, but I feel like artists create. Other common words are make or do, but those sound a little pedestrian for your work. @StoneyB suggested practice (in a comment on OP) which I think is very good, but if that ain't y'r fancy, here are my 2ยข. The problem is that most arts have specialized verbs; A painter ...


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Hierarchies are useful when they arise naturally and have metaphoric hooks. But hierarchies require an Up/Down dimension, and that's not present in some perceptual fields. Verbs use taxonomies, of various sorts, since there are various sorts of verbs. Here's an example of a taxonomy of English Verbs of Unaided Human Locomotion, an unfinished web project I ...


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"Toilet" is the "official" US term for the thing upon which you sit, though occasionally "stool" is used. See, for example, this page selling toilets: http://www.homedepot.com/b/Bath-Toilets-Toilet-Seats-Bidets/N-5yc1vZbzae There are of course multiple slang terms -- John, throne, crapper, can,pot, etc. "Commode" is sometimes used but it is also the name ...


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Keying off your phrase of "like the servants do when they bang things in order to scare the pheasants into the sky", that particular activity is known as beating the bushes. Quite honestly there is no guarantee that there are pheasants in those bushes, although hopefully there is a very high probability. So you could say your project is designed to beat ...



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