from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
pole-burn. See burn, 5 .
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In damp weather it is often necessary to employ charcoal fires to avoid pole-sweat.
The leaf should be cured rapidly enough to avoid injury from pole-sweat, but if the curing is too rapid the leaf will become dry before the changes in the leaf which give the desired quality have taken place.
If danger of pole-sweat occurs charcoal fires are made.