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  • adj. Characteristic of vapour


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  • Into nullity winds far to remove, vapoury clouds to bear.

    Poems and Fragments

  • How quickly all things disappear, in the universe the bodies themselves, but in time the remembrance of them; what is the nature of all sensible things, and particularly those which attract with the bait of pleasure or terrify by pain, or are noised abroad by vapoury fame; how worthless, and contemptible, and sordid, and perishable, and dead they are — all this it is the part of the intellectual faculty to observe.

    The Meditations

  • Western minds who follow the Eastern way become weak and vapoury, because unfit for the work forced upon them by Western life.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Slight vapoury clouds sailed smoothly over the clear sky, scarcely obscuring the sun, and at times a downpour of rain fell suddenly in sheets, and was as quickly over.


  • The yellow gas-flames arose before his troubled vision against the vapoury sky, burning as if before an altar.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Smoke went up from the whole earth, from the vapoury oceans, smoke of her praise.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The boys, in awe-struck attitude, pointed to the vapoury spectre, and prognosticated fearsome rain and wind.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • At the age of the world which preceded the secondary period, the earth was clothed with immense vegetable forms, the product of the double influence of tropical heat and constant moisture; a vapoury atmosphere surrounded the earth, still veiling the direct rays of the sun.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • The moon was up as far as the church steeples; large vapoury clouds scudding across the sky between us and her, and a strong, gusty wind, laden with big raindrops snarled angrily round corners and sighed in the parapets like strange voices talking about things not of human interest.

    Gulliver of Mars

  • Professor Langley, says an Italian paper, has demonstrated the accuracy of his theory that the sun is really blue, its apparent color being the result of the absorption exerted by its vapoury atmosphere upon the rays of light as they pass through.

    Zolar’s Magick Of Color


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