a poisonous coal-mine gas composed chiefly of carbon monoxide.
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Origin of white damp
First recorded in 1880–85
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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