damp air

damp air

[¦damp ¦er]
(meteorology)
Air that has a high relative humidity.
References in classic literature ?
Here there is much concealed misery that wisheth to speak, much evening, much cloud, much damp air!
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.
So he went out again into the cold damp air. He had to call at his uncle Glegg's about the money in the Savings Bank, and by the time he set out again the mist had thickened, and he could not see very far before him; but going along River Street again, he was startled, when he was within two yards of the projecting side of a shop-window, by the words "Dorlcote Mill" in large letters on a hand-bill, placed as if on purpose to stare at him.
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. When he shook hands with her he always asked her with a laugh whether she could "stand him" another evening, and she replied, without a laugh, that thank God she had always been able to do her duty.
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.
We'd mess about, high shrills and shouts, would fill the warm damp air. Those leap frog vaults and summersaults, we'd all do without a care.
I cannot remember the feel of the damp air in summer.
Even so, the block will provide millions of litres of fresh drinking water to the Arab kingdom, as well as bringing natural rain clouds by releasing cool, damp air.
Staff are unfailingly lovely despite tripping over one another to ferry food between the tightly-packed tables, and the humidity that hangs in the room as the heat from the kitchen meets the damp air from the open door.