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Choke damp


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choke damp a damp consisting principally of carbonic acid gas; -- so called from its extinguishing flame and animal life. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
    • Choke damp See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
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In literature:

The interior of the junk shop was dark and damp, and foul with all manner of choking odors.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
The sound seemed to find no place for itself in the air, which was soaked with heavy dampness, and fell downward, wet and choked.
"Foma Gordyeff" by Maxim Gorky
It had choke-damped his youth, blighted the prospects of his sisters.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
The laurels were too high, and seemed to choke the narrow space, and the turf owed its verdant appearance to damp moss.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
They felt malaria less, but they were more easily choked by dust and made ill by dampness.
"Army Life in a Black Regiment" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The choke-damp has got wind.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
They are like choke-damp, only not quite fatal.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
It forms the chief part of the deadly 'choke damp' after an explosion in a mine.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
They all knew too well the effect of the fire-damp, and still more destructive choke-damp.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
One kind of gas is called "choke-damp," because it chokes or suffocates any one who breathes it.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
Just choke damp an' fixed air.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
But King Carol's military ardour was not merely damped but choked by a recalcitrant cabinet.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Many of the best galleries are filled with choke-damp, and must be kept closed.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Many more miners are killed by this choke-damp, as they hasten to the bottom of the shaft after an explosion, than by the fire itself.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
His head burst into open air and he choked, strangled and gasped, his tortured lungs gulping the damp, heavy air.
"The Door into Infinity" by Edmond Hamilton
Don't suppose you ever smelled the choke-damp, did you?
"Leerie" by Ruth Sawyer
In defence, it may be urged that there is moral, just as much as there is mine, choke-damp.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The fire-damp either blasts him into a cinder, or the choke-damp noiselessly blots out his life.
"Curiosities of Civilization" by Andrew Wynter
He choked, as he tried to breathe the damp, saturated air.
"The Martian" by Allen Glasser
The air was damp, and the mountain passes were choked with mist.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson