damp


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For with them was there equally good, clear, Oriental air; there was I furthest from cloudy, damp, melancholy Old-Europe!
Of waders and water-birds I was able to get only eleven kinds, and of these only three (including a rail confined to the damp summits of the islands) are new species.
Of toads and frogs there are none: I was surprised at this, considering how well suited for them the temperate and damp upper woods appeared to be.
If Oniton is really damp, it is impossible, and must be inhabited by little boys.
Passing the arbour, and peering into its damp recesses, I started back with my heart in my mouth.
At home, however, all will look bright and bustling as we children are set to shell peas or poppies, and the damp twigs crackle in the stove, and our mother comes to look fondly at our work, and our old nurse, Iliana, tells us stories of bygone days, or terrible legends concerning wizards and dead men.
The sunshine from behind the hill did not penetrate into the cutting and there it was cold and damp, but above Pierre's head was the bright August sunshine and the bells sounded merrily.
But beneath the slope, by the cart with the wounded near the panting little nag where Pierre stood, it was damp, somber, and sad.
Upon my word, Lady Bellaston," cries he, "you have struck a damp to my heart, which hath almost deprived me of being.
The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still bright with sunset.
The magistrate had slept for a short time while the lamp sent forth its final struggles; its flickerings awoke him, and he found his fingers as damp and purple as though they had been dipped in blood.
If it got very damp," Sylvie suggested, "it might stick to something, you know.