• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stythe (Mining) Choke damp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stythe A sty.
    • n stythe Choke-damp; after-damp; black-damp; the mixture of gases left after an explosion of fire-damp, and consisting chiefly of carbonic-acid gas; also, more rarely, this gas accumulated in perceptible quantity in any part of a coal-mine, whether arising from respiration of men or animals, from the use of gunpowder, or from the burning of lamps or candles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stythe stīth (prov.) choke-damp.
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In literature:

The day before I left Smyrna, accompanied by Mr. O. Langdon, I went out to Boujac to dine with Mr. Styth.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)" by John Lloyd Stephens

In poetry:

Ælla ys sleene; the flower of Englond's marrde!
Be stylle; stythe lette the chyrches rynge mie knelle.
Call hyther brave Coernyke; he, as warde
Of thys mie Brystowe castle, wyll doe welle.
"Ælla, A Tragical Interlude - Act IV" by Thomas Chatterton