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choke-damp

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Definition of choke-damp in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Choking or suffocating gas, typically carbon dioxide, that is found in mines and other underground spaces.
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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