damp sheet


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damp sheet

[¦damp ¦shēt]
(mining engineering)
A curtain used in a mine to direct airflow, thus preventing gas accumulation.
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But, if you feel yourself overheating, get out of the sun, remove clothes and cover yourself in a damp sheet until your temperature cools.
Ryanair put us up in a hotel which has mould on the walls and had damp sheets.
This will mean an end to horrid encounters with cockroaches, lice and other creepy-crawlies that have been regular bedfellows between the damp sheets, and were responsible for shaming Bath as the second worst racecourse - after Carlisle - for stable staff in Hayley Brough's regularly quoted survey in the Racing Post ten weeks ago.