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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Cheapskate uptown evenings simmered: radio, paperbacks, damp sheets, fan.
To cool things down even more, hang damp sheets or towels from your doorways.
I know we have not here as in England, the early train, which draws up at the many stations of Suburbia, to deposit with the milk, bundles of still damp sheets, rolled off by the press in hours when all the rest of the world was asleep; sheets that in due time will be read propped up against the coffee pot or loaf; and the latest rumour from the Far East, or the tragedy of last night, commences the conversation of the day.
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.
When, touching the skin of your beloved, cradled in damp sheets, you will see death as only partial, your flesh not lost.
You can also make patterns in the paper by pressing textured surfaces into the damp sheets.