• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vaporer One who vapors; a braggart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If someone were to capture and bottle a comet's 10,000-mile vapor trail, the amount of vapor actually present in the bottle would take up less than one cubic inch of space.
    • n vaporer One who vapors, swaggers, or bullies; one who makes a blustering display of his prowess; a braggart; a blusterer.
    • n vaporer A vaporer-moth.
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  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.”
  • Lord Byron
    “O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper, which makes bank credit like a bark of vapor.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses.”
  • Bible
    “For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]”


In literature:

To the right and the left, the woods were half hidden by moving white billows, and Claudet walked between fluid walls of vapor.
"A Woodland Queen, Complete" by Andre Theuriet
A faint green vapor arose, misting for a moment the proud figures of Chuff and his horse.
"In the Sweet Dry and Dry" by Christopher Morley
We go past the houses, and they sink back again into their vague vapors and their mysterious shroud.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
He loomed in the first stratum of the vapor, the radiance from the open door showing him as an eerie figure; then the fog swallowed him up.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
In the east a faint tint of silver showed through the clouds and vapors.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
As it was they were immersed in uncomfortably hot vapor.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
If looked as if the oil was not vaporizing properly and the lamp was going out.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
It is also loaded with aqueous vapor, imparted to it like the heat, not in the depth of the lungs, but in the upper air passages.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
There are other forms of bathing besides those already mentioned; among which are the shower bath, the vapor bath, and the medicated bath.
"The Young Mother" by William A. Alcott
When the vapor mingles with the cold air above the hot funnel, it ceases to be vapor.
"School Reading by Grades" by James Baldwin

In poetry:

"Come hither from coppice
And violet dale,
The mountain whose top is
In vapors that sail
With pearly hail pale.
"Fairies" by Madison Julius Cawein
Under a sultry, yellow sky,
On the yellow sand I lie;
The crinkled vapors smite my brain,
I smoulder in a fiery pain.
"Mercedes" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Drab forms blur into greenish vapor.
Through boughs like cross-bones,
Pale arcs flare and shiver
Like lilies in a wind.
"Flotsam" by Lola Ridge
Our sad complaints, our sighs and tears,
Make meat nor clothing cheaper:
Vain are our earthly hopes and fears,
This life is but a vapor;
And therefore, in despight of cares,
I'll sing, and dance, and caper.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither
A hush is over all the teeming lists,
And there is pause, a breath-space in the strife;
A spirit brave has passed beyond the mists
And vapors that obscure the sun of life.
And Ethiopia, with bosom torn,
Laments the passing of her noblest born.
"Frederick Douglass" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
When the lucent skies of morning flush with dawning rose once more,
And waves of golden glory break adown the sunrise shore,
And o'er the arch of heaven pied films of vapor float.
There's joyance and there's freedom when the fishing boats go out.
"When the Fishing Boats Go Out" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

Giant Milky Way Black Hole Vaporizes Planets and Asteroids.
Gas-Vapor Monitor for Biofuel Research.
A plume of moisture vapor flows northeast from Mexico, bearing water from the Gulf of California and the streams and rivers of the Sierra Madre.
Haight St dispensary Vapor Room.
On July 31, San Francisco's highly lauded Haight St medical marijuana dispensary Vapor Room is scheduled to close under pressure from the federal government.
According to a report released Monday, the overheated compressor ignited oil vapors in an air receiving tank at the Verso Paper Corp.
The probe will begin sending back data about possible water vapor on Jupiter in August of 2016.
Aside from its whitewater, the Pigeon River is also known for the controversy that rises from it like vapor on a hot summer morning.
Water vapor (invisible water in the air) always exists in our air.
Another study shows long-term increases in water vapor in the troposphere.
Big chamber to advance physical vapor deposition applications.
The physical mechanism by which one substance attracts and takes up another substance (liquid, gas, or vapor) into its interior.
Clerisy on Thursday announced its nasal delivery system Nasal SoftStrips, designed to administer over-the-counter medicants or therapeutic vapors, now will be available in 71 Wegmans stores in the grocer's Nature's Marketplace section.
This selective catalytic reduction device converts NOx to harmless nitrogen gas and water vapor — to achieve near-zero emissions.
Most extinguishing foams attack fire by means of vapor suppression.

In science:

When data for all four IRAC bands are available, we should be able to verify definitively the presence of water vapor in the atmosphere of an extrasolar giant planet, though by the absolute level at 8.0 µm of the TrES-1 flux in Fig. 2 the presence of water already seems likely.
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
The THz radiation path was enclosed in a vacuum chamber at a pressure lower than 1 mbar to avoid signal attenuation resulting from water vapor absorption.
Detecting the full polarisation state of terahertz transients
After, the detector was cooled to room temperature and ethylferrocene (EF) vapors were introduced.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
The results of some of our measurements are presented in Figs 5-7. In Fig. 5 are shown the QE vs. wavelength measured for both type gaseous detectors: with CsI photocathodes and filled with EF vapors.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications
Fig. 9. A schematic drawing illustrating measurements performed with a sealed gaseous detector filled with EF vapors.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications