A whiff of something dead assailed her nostrils, causing her stomach to turn.
Dean instinctively sniffed the air for the smell of cordite but his nostrils picked up only the scent of alcohol.
A gorilla-like feature in "Johanna" is, however, the presence of large folds at the sides (ala) of the nostrils, which are absent in the typical chimpanzee, but in the gorilla extend down to the upper lip. Chimpanzees exhibit great docility in confinement, where, however, they seldom survive for any great length of time.
We'll do some service tomorrow, said he, sniffing its nostrils and kissing it.
Their nostrils are placed quite at the top of the snout.