1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.

Methinks I scent the morning air.

2. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.

Balm from a silver box distilled around,
Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.

(Scent), v. i.

1. To have a smell. [Obs.]

Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.

2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

(Scent), n.

1. That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.

With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial.

2. Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.

He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia.
Sir W. Temple.

3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent. I. Watts.

(Scent"ful) a.

1. Full of scent or odor; odorous. "A scentful nosegay." W. Browne.

2. Of quick or keen smell.

The scentful osprey by the rock had fished.
W. Browne.

(Scent"ing*ly) adv. By scent. [R.] Fuller.

(Scent"less), a. Having no scent.

The scentless and the scented rose.

(||Scep"sis) n. [NL., from Gr. doubt, fr. to consider: cf. G. skepsis. See Skeptic.] Skepticism; skeptical philosophy. [R.]

Among their products were the system of Locke, the scepsis of Hume, the critical philosophy of Kant.
J. Martineau.

(Scep"ter, Scep"tre) n. [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.]

1. A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.

And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand.
Esther v. 2.

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