a poisonous coal-mine gas composed chiefly of carbon monoxide.
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Origin of white damp
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby white damp
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There is also "white-damp," the gas which you see burning with a pretty blue flame over a hot coal fire.Diggers in the Earth|Eva March Tappan
British Dictionary definitions for white damp
/ (ˈwaɪtˌdæmp) /
a mixture of poisonous gases, mainly carbon monoxide, occurring in coal minesSee also afterdamp
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