dampness


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damp·ness

hygrophobia.
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Two things only seemed alive in that cavern; the wick of the lantern, which sputtered on account of the dampness of the atmosphere, and the drop of water from the roof, which cut this irregular sputtering with its monotonous splash, and made the light of the lantern quiver in concentric waves on the oily water of the pool.
the dampness of the projectile was condensed on the windows and congealed immediately.
We know that it can perfectly well withstand a little more heat or cold, dampness or dryness, for elsewhere it ranges into slightly hotter or colder, damper or drier districts.
The day was beautiful, and the number of trees which were in full flower perfumed the air; yet even this could hardly dissipate the effects of the gloomy dampness of the forest.
There was a dampness in the air, and I noticed he had on his oilskins.
For how is it possible to hint of a delicate female, living in good society, that she ate and drank too much, and that a hot supper of lobsters profusely enjoyed at the Rectory was the reason of an indisposition which Miss Crawley herself persisted was solely attributable to the dampness of the weather?
she asked in a whisper, as we moved at last into the dark dampness of the outer air.
Perhaps the cold, or the dampness, or the dark, or the wind that howled under the window and tossed the trees roused a sort of persistent craving for the fantastic.
The fresco, Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez, had been in a Spanish church for more than 100 years but had deteriorated due to dampness.
Then it was found the turbines were affected by dampness.