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blackdamp

[′blak‚damp]
(mining engineering)
A nonexplosive mixture of carbon dioxide with other gases, especially with 85-90% nitrogen, which is heavier than air and cannot support flame or life. Also known as chokedamp.
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Word sore was a smell of the black damp and the word "Run" rang out.