damp air

damp air

[¦damp ¦er]
(meteorology)
Air that has a high relative humidity.
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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.
Heavy rain is expected to fall in the Tohoku region and Okinawa through Tuesday due to warm, damp air flowing from a strong typhoon in the south of Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday, warning of possible mudslides and floods.
It was a welcome to a melancholically tonal landscape where foghorns hung in the damp air above the fjords with the weight of memory, calling the lonely and longing out into the mist.
The range reckons to reduce the effects of the weather, whether that's damp air frizz, or scorching sun brittleness.
Vertical direction of a current of damp air after escaping diffusers of section cooling towers is kept on a lease in altitude 10/12 m.
Up to 3 inches is expected to fall today in the Eugene-Springfield area as a line of damp air runs into the leading edge of an arctic front sweeping down from Canada.