After damp
After damp Aft"er damp` An irrespirable gas, remaining after an explosion of fire damp in mines; choke damp. See {Carbonic acid}. [1913 Webster]

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  • after damp — Carbonic Car*bon ic, a. [Cf. F. carbonique. See {Carbon}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon; as, carbonic oxide. [1913 Webster] {Carbonic acid} (Chem.), an acid {HO.CO.OH}, not existing separately, which, combined with positive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • after-damp — afˈter damp noun Chokedamp, arising in coal mines after an explosion of firedamp • • • Main Entry: ↑after …   Useful english dictionary

  • after-damp — a gaseous mixture formed in a mine by the explosion of fire damp or dust; it contains nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and usually carbon monoxide (white d.) …   Medical dictionary

  • after-damp — North Country (Newcastle) Words the residual gases after an explosion in a coal pit …   English dialects glossary

  • Damp (mining) — Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as damps . This comes from the Middle Low German word dampf (meaning vapour ), and was in use by 1480 [1]. Damps included: After damp, a mixture of… …   Wikipedia

  • after — prep., conj., adv., & adj. prep. 1 a following in time; later than (after six months; after midnight; day after day). b US in specifying time (a quarter after eight). 2 (with causal force) in view of (something that happened shortly before)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • DAMP Project — The Downrange Anti missile Measurement Program or DAMP was an applied research project to obtain scientific data, just prior to and during re entry, on intermediate and intercontinental range ballistic missiles as they returned to earth. The… …   Wikipedia

  • damp — 1 adjective 1 slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way: Wipe the leather with a damp cloth. 2 damp squib BrE informal something that is intended to be exciting, effective etc, but which is disappointing damply adverb USAGE NOTE: DAMP WORD CHOICE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Damp — Recorded in a number of spellings including Damp, Damper, and Dampier, this unusual and interesting name is English, although it has its source of origin is French. It originates from any of the of the various places called Dampierre in France,… …   Surnames reference

  • choke damp — Carbonic Car*bon ic, a. [Cf. F. carbonique. See {Carbon}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon; as, carbonic oxide. [1913 Webster] {Carbonic acid} (Chem.), an acid {HO.CO.OH}, not existing separately, which, combined with positive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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