• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns White-damp carbonic oxide, a poisonous but not inflammable gas found in coal-mines in the after-damp
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.


In literature:

Then the bearers approached; the body, enveloped in a tissue of white linen, was lowered into the damp grave.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
The huge stove roared red hot and white hot, while the irons, moving over the damp cloth, sent up clouds of steam.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
Ruth's face was white and her eyes were suspiciously damp, but she was evidently trying hard to appear calm and cheerful.
"Shavings" by Joseph C. Lincoln
What a white face, with eyes closed, with fair hair still damp on the forehead, with one white hand lying on the sheet above her heart!
"Beyond" by John Galsworthy
Her hair, still damp and blacker than jet, hung in heavy masses upon her white and delicate neck.
"Ten Years Later" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Missy leaned farther out the window to sniff in that damp, sweet scent of unseen flowers, to feel the white moonlight on her hand.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
A bleak back-ground of trees, some white linen hung out on the sweet-briar hedge, and a great waft of damp air.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
A white-faced porter, looking anxious and damp, appeared at the door of the corridor.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
The sparse, white frost above his ears was damp with sweat.
"The Prodigal Judge" by Vaughan Kester
Mists closed round them, white with damp, earthy-smelling with malaria.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne

In poetry:

On a litter white men bore him
Through the forest dear and damp,
Laid him, dying, where our banners
Brightly fluttered o'er our camp.
"Black Tom" by Anonymous Americas
Saw in vision such a cock's head
In the path—and it was white!
Saw Brinvilliers in his pottage:
Faltered, cold and damp with fright.
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley
And the wold was white with snow,
And his foot-marks black and damp,
And the ghost of the silvern Moon arose,
Holding her yellow lamp.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
Round the fair child's forehead clung
Golden tresses, damp and bright;
While Death's pinion o'er it hung,
And the parted lips grew white.
"The Maniac" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
(In a low tone.) Slip down, my Lilia; lie at full length
In the bottom of the boat; your dress is white,
And would return the torches' glare. I fear
The damp night-air will hurt you, dressed like this.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
The white fog creeps from the cold sea over the city,
Over the pale grey tumbled towers,—
And settles among the roofs, the pale grey walls.
Along damp sinuous streets it crawls,
Curls like a dream among the motionless trees
And seems to freeze.
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 08: " by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

One Christmas I visited friends in Eltville, a town along the Rhine near Frankfurt known for its sweet and sparkling white wines—the kind that can be made in cool, damp climates.
CHICAGO — On a gray, damp morning this week, the home of Nancy Faust , White Sox organist, was alive with the sound of ring tones.

In science:

This resonant damping mechanism is however not observed for random wave generation (white noise spectrum) or with other geometric parameters for the loop. A thorough study of these coronal resonances for Alfv´en waves will be the sub ject of a future paper.
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
In this vein, the quantum Brownian motion master equation mentioned above (neglecting damping) follows from a white noise force term in the Hamiltonian, therefore being RU.
Quantum Decoherence of Two Qubits
It is worthwhile to present a “proof of concept” example. A second-order autoregressive model, i.e., a discrete, damped oscillator, was used to generate a signal by forcing the model with white noise.
Random Lag Singular Cross-Spectrum Analysis
On the other hand a calculation [113] of the flux noise spectrum starting from a Euclidean action for the X Y -model with local damping also finds a cross-over from white to 1/ω noise.
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays
The same QPO peak could be due to, e.g., a damped harmonic oscillator, randomly occurring short wave trains, a frequency-modulated oscillation, an autoregressive signal, white noise observed through a narrow passband filter or even a closely spaced set of periodic signals.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries