A hornbeck is a foul smell. It usually comes from the gutters and sneaks its way up to the main land, where all the people live. A hornbeck is nothing that you would ever want to be close to as its scent hasn't been studied enough to determine whether or not its impact can actually kill an individual or not. A hornbeck usually tries to dictate anything in its path and nobody wants that.
That hornbeck sure is rancid!