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Examples

  • Emma absently thought that Mrs. Dursely was going to have the vapors when she saw that head wound.

    Moon Shadow

  • They were thickly beclouded, but Loophole penetrated the vapors with ease, as her windsight had never been able to do.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • By the time the Cathran host reached the Royal Park, the vapors had so thinned that the watchfires of the palace ramparts were clearly visible at the top of the wooded hill.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • You can’t buy alcohol legally and then redistill it, because the action of evaporating alcohol and condensing the vapors back into alcohol is illegal unless it’s done in a registered, permitted still.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • When Hubert Védrine, France’s foreign minister, dismissed President Bush’s “axis of evil” metaphor as “simplistic,” Secretary of State Colin Powell retorted that his French counterpart was “getting the vapors and whatnot.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Tubing shoots off in every direction, delivering steam to heat the wash and taking it back to the heater, delivering cool water to the condenser and removing it, collecting the vapors and measuring the temperatures, handling overflow and sending reflux back down the column for further enrichment.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

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