(1) At its height more than 100 firefighters fought the blaze which sent a huge plume of black, acrid smoke billowing 1,000 ft into the air.(2) It's unseasonably warm and sunny, as if God is trying to give New Yorkers a break and the sickly sweet smell of decaying flowers mixes with the acrid smoke.(3) Smith, who lives above the damaged flat, said the hallway had been filled with smoke and an acrid smell of burning.(4) Strong winds from 433 miles away had carried the smoke and acrid smell of forest fires all the way here.(5) The acrid smell of burning tyre rubber is in the air.(6) The powder instantly vanished with a loud WHOOSH, leaving behind an acrid smell and a small cloud of gray smoke.(7) Here, in a different hemisphere, the acrid smell of firework smoke makes me think of cold nights, short days, cuddling up inside next to the heater.(8) Uses The roots of wild plants are generally unpleasantly acrid in flavour on account of the presence of crystals of calcium oxalate, which are clustered particularly thickly under the skin.(9) I couldn't even smell the usual acrid scent of burning leaves - so I knew it wasn't nearby.(10) The acrid smell of smoke filled my nostrils until it choked my very breath from my throat.(11) The television screen cracked and blew out, smoke and the acrid smell of burning rubber spilling from it.(12) There was an acrid smell and smoke was starting to come under the door.(13) Huge bright red and white flashes were seen in the distance and the air quickly filled with smoke and the acrid smell of cordite and sulphur.(14) Even twenty yards from the room, she could still smell the acrid green smoke.(15) The air possessed a pungent, acrid smell because the cigarette had burned through a filter stub in the overflowing ashtray.(16) She wrinkled her nose at the acrid , vinegary fumes emitted from the bottle.