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chokedamp

Syllabification: choke·damp
Pronunciation: /ˈCHōkdamp
 
/

Definition of chokedamp in English:

noun

Another term for blackdamp.
Example sentences
  • Advice was also given not to step down in any deep hole which might be seen without holding the candle forward, in which case if there was choke-damp it would go out, which would be fair warning.
  • But after a few days of rest and recovery he was lowered again, with some precautions against choke-damp, to chip down another ten feet, when water was struck.
  • Many a companion of mine have I seen dead with choke-damp, but none that I ever saw or heard of was so near to death in it as you were and escaped without help.

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