After damp


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • After damp An irrespirable gas, remaining after an explosion of fire damp in mines; choke damp. See Carbonic acid.
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In literature:

It is always damp on the shore after sunset.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Though the ceilings were low and the walls almost always damp, the rooms seemed after all quite home-like and attractive.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
LEATHER is (so says a bookbinder) to be pasted, after it is damped on the outside.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Cellars at home are not damp, and a dungeon is nothing but a cellar after all.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
After reaching a wall, the stones of which felt damp and oozy to the touch, Ned ventured to light a match.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
After carefully noting this, and damping round the inner edge, these are removed and placed aside.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
Never had brightness and warmth so rejoiced me as they did after the cold damp horror of that passage through the dark rift in the earth.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
Naturally they make the change when the land is damp, that is, after a warm spring rain.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
At the diaper level, life is just one damp thing after another.
"Lighter Than You Think" by Nelson Bond
After many turnings, at each of which he reconnoitered carefully, he came to a passageway that was damp.
"Double Take" by Richard Wilson
No after-cloud damped her joy.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
After he had rubbed his damp skin into a healthful glow, he extinguished the lamp and crawled into bed.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Now that he was gone, Joe felt that his words lived after him, like mold upon the walls, or a chilling damp between the stones.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
After it was wiped, it, too, was dried off on the stove, lest any dampness might rust it.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
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
After singling out the least humpy spot, the tundra was torn and hacked off it until a layer of damp clay earth was reached.
"The Land of Nome" by Lanier McKee
It is put on thin with a trowel, after damping the wall.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
After his head cleared, he struggled to his feet and walked over the damp grass to the work shack.
"Deepfreeze" by Robert Donald Locke
In the cab, after the ceremony, she released his hand and wiped her damp forehead.
"Mate in Two Moves" by Winston Marks
It was cold and damp after Jenny's vitality.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie

In poetry:

Night after night your horse treads down alone
The sere damp fern, night after night you sit
Holding the bridle like a man of stone,
Dismal, unfriended: what thing comes of it?
"Sir Galahad, A Christmas Mystery" by William Morris
Because thy sheep so often will
Forsake the meadow cool and damp
To climb the stony, grassless hill,
Or wallow in the slimy swamp,
Thy sicknesses, where'er they roam,
Go after them to bring them home.
"This World" by George MacDonald
It was twelve by the village clock,
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river fog,
That rises after the sun goes down.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Landlord's Tale; Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Thailand's baht fell after Moody's Investors Service cut the debt ratings of six European countries including Italy, Spain and Portugal, damping demand for emerging-market stocks.
It seems no matter which after-hours event you're attending in Coolangatta, you inevitably end up damp.
Canada's dollar weakened after rising yesterday to the highest level in more than a month as optimism that Europe's debt crisis is contained faded, damping demand for riskier assets.
After the latest post-election thrill ride, which has involved cuts, coalitions and the 1922 committee, the Labour leadership contest is proving to be something of a damp squib by comparison.
I'd like to make part of it into a wine cellar , but it gets pretty damp down there after heavy rains.
I'd like to make part of it into a wine cellar, but it gets pretty damp down there after heavy rains.
Luckily, the Museum of Glass hot shop is a pretty safe place to play with fire – a gaffer had a damp rag handy, and the smoky edges were, after all, part of the art.
After lots of early rain, recent damp conditions brought a bumper crop of wild mushrooms .

In science:

It corresponds to resolving the mirror ’s position to within its ground state uncertainty, after averaging the signal over a damping time.
Optomechanics (a brief review)
Concerning the pro jection of this motion onto a plane perpendicular to the anisotropy axis, we have only shown the first stages, after the last potential-barrier crossing, of the damped precession of ~m about the anisotropy field when spiralling down to the bottom of the mz < 0 potential well.
On the Statics and Dynamics of Magneto-Anisotropic Nanoparticles
Lower panel: Pro jection onto the plane perpendicular to the anisotropy axis of the first stages of the damped precession down to the ~m = −m ˆz potential minimum, after the last barrier crossing.
On the Statics and Dynamics of Magneto-Anisotropic Nanoparticles
Indeed, the negative of the inverse potential damps to zero after exponentiation the probability of those values of ϕ at which ˆV (ϕ) = 0 and, vice versa, enhances the probability at the positive maxima of the potential.
Tunneling cosmological state revisited: Origin of inflation with a non-minimally coupled Standard Model Higgs inflaton
This observation is at the heart of the notion of “mode freezing”: in terms of the damped harmonic oscillator equation Eq. (2.28), the ϕT k are dynamic while they are inside the Hubble radius for each k , but after they have passed the point where k = a(ηhc ) H (ηhc ), ϕT k freezes to a constant value.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
We investigate the quantum information reclaim from the environment after amplitude damping has occurred.
Quantum information reclaiming after amplitude damping
After describing the amplitude damping channel in arbitrary dimension we have concentrated on two dimensional systems.
Quantum information reclaiming after amplitude damping
We also measure the damping rate of the wave by determining the best fit amplitude to the entire wave profile after one period.
A Godunov Method for Multidimensional Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics based on a variable Eddington tensor
The oscillations are damped, so that the pressure reaches a fixed value after a certain time.
Color Glass Condensate and Glasma
If only the first channel loses atoms, the conditional state after a single loss event is thus close to a MSCS with N0 − 2 atoms, apart from the damping described in Eq.(6).
Macroscopic superpositions in Bose-Josephson junctions: Controlling decoherence due to atom losses
After damping, the baryons are left with the original entropy perturbation CI .
Toward Understanding CMB Anisotropies and Their Implications
Due to the lack of Silk damping, baryon isocurvature models typically have high amplitude small scale fluctuations which can collapse immediately after standard recombination at z ≃ 1000 .
Toward Understanding CMB Anisotropies and Their Implications
The single fluid approximation cannot extend after last scattering for the photons a∗ , since free streaming will damp ∆γ away.
Toward Understanding CMB Anisotropies and Their Implications
After last scattering at a∗ , this SW contribution (analytic only) collisionlessly damps from the monopole.
Toward Understanding CMB Anisotropies and Their Implications
In contrast, we consider a chaotic era which occurs during the oscillatory phase after the end of inflation, when the damping terms proportional to H no longer dominate the fields’ equations of motion.
Chaos after Two-Field Inflation