Fire-damp, marsh-gas, or carburetted hydrogen, is colorless, almost scentless; it burns with a blue flame, and makes respiration impossible.
"The Underground City" by Jules Verne
Hydrogen, oxygen, carbonic oxide, marsh-gas, nitrogen, and sulphureted hydrogen, were without effect on the bacteria.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
Chiefly marsh-gas with ethane and some carbonic acid.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
Strictly speaking, marsh gas should be separately determined.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884." by Various
Here goes: marsh gas, or methane as it is sometimes called, is the first of the group of hydrocarbons known as paraffins.
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
At the end of the New-Cut stands the Marsh-gate, which, at night, is all gas and ghastliness, dirt and dazzle, blackguardism and brilliancy.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
The composition of marsh gas is very simple.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
Methane is known as marsh gas, Foster.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
With one atom of carbon united with four atoms of hydrogen she spells marsh gas; and so on.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
This gas is called marsh gas.
"Lessons on Soil" by E. J. Russell
Marsh-gas from farmyard manure, 258.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Marsh gas was rising all the time.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
That's really methane, marsh gas, the same stuff that makes the will-o'-the-wisp you can see dancing around over a marsh.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Marsh gas, whose feeble flame above decaying vegetation is the will-o'-the-wisp of swamps, is an example.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
A similar relation holds good between marsh gas and olefiant gas (ethylene).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
It contains twice as much carbon, combined with only the same quantity of hydrogen, as is contained in marsh gas.
"Gas Burners" by Owen Merriman
Another loss is effected by the combination of hydrogen and carbon, forming marsh gas.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
Marsh gas, 126, 163, 182.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
But it was only the marsh gas escaping with a sound like a low chuckle.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson