Dampy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dampy Dejected; gloomy; sorrowful. "Dispel dampy throughts."
    • Dampy Somewhat damp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dampy Somewhat damp; moist: as, “dampy shade,”
    • dampy Dejected; sorrowful: as, “dampy thoughts,”
    • dampy In coal-mining, said of air when it is mixed with choke-damp to such an extent that candles will no longer burn in it.
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Usage

In poetry:

They nestled close together,
On the cold and dampy ground,
And as the storm rush'd past them,
They trembled at the sound.
"Who Cares?" by John Hartley

In science:

This clari fies the distinction between hot and cold dark matter: Hot dark matter (HDM) consists of fast particles that damp away small-scale perturbations, while cold dark matter (CDM) particles are slow enough to cause no signi ficant dampi ng.
Weak Gravitational Lensing
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