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chained_bear commented on the word falling damps
"'...to say nothing of the falling damps, so fatal to those that have passed the climacteric...'"--Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 80A Sea of Words: "Poisonous gases that are heavier than air, such as carbon dioxide. Humidity, condensed fog. Depression, unconsciousness." (193)
February 13, 2008
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