from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Water evaporating in the visible form of fog or mist: a phenomenon that occurs when the temperature of water-surfaces is above the dew-point of the air, and the air is already saturated with moisture.
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But follow; let the torrent dance thee down to find him in the valley; let the wild lean-headed eagles yelp alone, and leave the monstrous ledges there to slope, and spill their thousand wreaths of dangling water-smoke, that like a broken purpose waste in air.
Through the dazzling white of that which is known on these coasts as the water-smoke the sky shone a cloudless blue.
The wind was strong and cold, blowing the vapory water-smoke in long trails across the surface of the waves.