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damp Idioms & Phrases


after damp

Aft"er damp`
Definitions
  1. An irrespirable gas, remaining after an explosion of fire damp in mines; choke damp. See Carbonic acid.
Webster 1913

Choke damp

  • a damp consisting principally of carboni acid gas; so called from its extinguishing flame and animal life. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
Webster 1913

damp course

  • noun a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
    damp course.
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damp off

Damp" off`
Definitions
  1. To decay and perish through excessive moisture.
Webster 1913

Damp sheet

  • a curtain in a mine gallery to direct air currents and prevent accumulation of gas.
Webster 1913

damp-proof course

  • noun a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
    damp course.
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damper block

  • noun damper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
    damper block.
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damping off

  • noun a plant disease caused by a fungus; diseased condition of seedlings in excessive moisture
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damping off fungus

  • noun fungus causing damping off disease in seedlings
    Pythium debaryanum.
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Death damp

  • a cold sweat at the coming on of death.
Webster 1913

Fire damp

  • a damp consisting chiefly of light carbureted hydrogen; so called from its tendence to explode when mixed with atmospheric air and brought into contact with flame.
Webster 1913

piano damper

  • noun damper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
    damper block.
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White damp

  • a kind of poisonous gas encountered in coal mines. Raymond.
Webster 1913