Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sty.
- n. Choke-damp; after-damp; black-damp; the mixture of gases left after an explosion of fire-damp, and consisting chiefly of carbonic-acid gas; also, more rarely, this gas accumulated in perceptible quantity in any part of a coal-mine, whether arising from respiration of men or animals, from the use of gunpowder, or from the burning of lamps or candles.
- n. choke damp
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mining) Choke damp.
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