• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Vapourer one who vapours, a boaster
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. vapor.


In literature:

Above this headland lay a dark pall of vapour.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Pym, poor Pym, had already disappeared in the midst of the vapour.
"An Antarctic Mystery" by Jules Verne
A deadly vapour came out and overpowered her, and she fell to the ground.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
The spray continued to fly, and, much of the time, the air below his elevated seat was filled with vapour.
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
I felt the weight of the rolling vapours.
"The Worlds Greatest Books" by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
The vapour of the brimstone, ascending the chimney, will then effectually extinguish the fire.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The night shadows were flowing down between the trees like vapour.
"The Claim Jumpers" by Stewart Edward White
And, O king, those masses of vapour then flood with water the whole earth with her mountains and forests and mines.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
It is at times the exudation of a venomous idea, and it penetrates like a vapour.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
In some places vapours were seen to rise.
"Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland" by George Forrest Browne

In poetry:

What then is man, but vapour, smoke, or grass,
(Although the best and bravest of his kind)
Froth, or a flow'r, a piece of ice, or glass,
An earthen vessel, or a puff of wind?
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Unwholsome dews for ever him surround,
From his damp couch he scarcely ever hies,
Save when blue vapours, issuing from the ground,
Lure him abroad, to catch them as they rise.
"Mildew" by Charlotte Dacre
Terrible enchanted forms,
Dragon-women, men-wolf swarms!
Wilder yet the sounds are growing!
See, the archfiend comes, all-glowing!
From the ground
Hellish vapours rise around!
"The First Walpurgis-Night" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faint gleams the evening radiance thro' the sky,
The sober twilight dimly darkens round;
In short quick circles the shrill bat flits by,
And the slow vapour curls along the ground.
"To Contemplation" by Robert Southey
The sun-beams have cloth’d thee in glorious dyes,
They streak with the tints of the heavenly bow
Those hovering columns of vapour that rise
Forth from the bubbling cauldron below.
"Ode To A Mountain-Torrent (From The German Of Stolberg)" by George Borrow
He looked, and 'twixt the earth and sky
Amid the noontide haze,
A shadowy region met his eye,
And grew beneath his gaze,
As if the vapours of the air
Had gathered into shapes so fair.
"The Hunter's Vision" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Decided to pull over to take a picture of this interesting cloud or vapour trail.
Petrol vapours sparked car explosion.
Vapour Organic Beauty Lux Lip Conditioner 0.14 ounces, $16.
Petrol vapours sparked car explosion.
The Canadian Electrical Code, Section 18 covers electrical equipment and wiring in locations where ignition of flammable gases, vapours , dusts and fibres could result in fires or explosions.
Phase Changes in Pure Component Systems: Solid and Solid (R. Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium at Low Pressure (J. Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium at High Pressure (D.
This wide-ranging volume covers recent developments in the theoretical understanding of the chemistry and physics of chemical vapour deposition (CVD).
Jensen, Chemical Vapour Deposition--An Overview.
Jensen, Fundamentals of Chemical Vapour Deposition.

In science:

Tanaka, Bridging lengthscales in col loidal liquid-vapour interfaces: from critical divergence to single particles, submitted (2006). S. G. J. M.
Critical behavior of colloid-polymer mixtures in random porous media
We present experimental results investigating the elementary process of anomalous diffusion of photons in hot atomic vapours.
L\'evy flights of photons in hot atomic vapours
In this Article we present experimental results investigating the microscopic ingredient leading to a regime of superdiffusion in the multiple scattering of light in hot vapours of rubidium atoms.
L\'evy flights of photons in hot atomic vapours
The random walk of light in atomic vapours is usually characterized by the various moments of the step size distribution P (x).
L\'evy flights of photons in hot atomic vapours
FIG. 1: The experimental setup. A laser beam is incident on a so-called source cell filled with rubidium vapour.
L\'evy flights of photons in hot atomic vapours