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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mixture of gases (mostly methane) that form in coal mines and become explosive when mixed with air.

Usage examples (33)
  • Lizzie said: "Is there really no other way to deal with firedamp?"
  • -- An elaborate experimental station for investigation into firedamp. -- 3 illustrations.
  • Mack wrapped the boy in the wet blanket, saying: "There's firedamp, Wullie, we've got to get out!"
  • Formerly the concentration of firedamp had been much lower, a slow seep rather than a sudden buildup. for more
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