damp air

damp air

[¦damp ¦er]
(meteorology)
Air that has a high relative humidity.
References in classic literature ?
With its faint, grey streaks came the savages of Bekwando, crawling up in a semicircle through the long, rough grass, then suddenly, at a signal, bounding upright with spears poised in their hands - an ugly sight in the dim dawn for men chilled with the moist, damp air and only half-awake.
Another night passed in the bleak damp air, made him worse; when he set forward on his journey next morning he could hardly crawl along.
These just hatched molluscs, though aquatic in their nature, survived on the duck's feet, in damp air, from twelve to twenty hours; and in this length of time a duck or heron might fly at least six or seven hundred miles, and would be sure to alight on a pool or rivulet, if blown across sea to an oceanic island or to any other distant point.
The damp air of the evening-the fatigue Of a long journey--the--indeed I had better Follow his lordship.
Madame de Bellegarde sat by the fire conversing neatly and coldly with whomsoever approached her, and glancing round the room with her slowly-restless eye, the effect of which, when it lighted upon him, was to Newman's sense identical with that of a sudden spurt of damp air.
In his manhood he worked in a cotton mill, but then a coughing fell upon him, and he had to leave; out in the country the trouble disappeared, but he has been working in the pickle rooms at Durham's, and the breathing of the cold, damp air all day has brought it back.
she says in a refined english accent, her words then disappearing in the damp air.
The contractor also asks for the construction of the dryer place (eg making drains for damp air, etc.
Plants brought from India thrived in the crisp, damp air.
Cold or damp air entering their airways can trigger asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.
Exfoliate: Between the cold, damp air outside and the dry indoor heating, your skin cells are majorly dehydrated, which can lead to a build-up of dead skin that can eventually clog your pores.
Picture: GAVIN TRAFFORD A HUM hung on the warm, damp air of early evening.