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blackdamp

(blăk′dămp″)
In a coal mine, an atmosphere formed by the slow absorption of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from coal.
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We'll nivvor git hyem nee mair, thes black damp inby, nee way ti thu sky an' nee God iboot us ti care.
The dark, wet and cold; the fear of the unknown; constant talk of black damp. It was daunting until the day the talk became reality.
Word sore was a smell of the black damp and the word "Run" rang out.